A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.
It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.
GOTTA CRACK A FEW EGGS TO MAKE AN OMELETTE AM I RIGHT
WHEN I SEE A DOCTOR HANGING IV FLUIDS ON GREY’S ANATOMY
lmfao. When I see doctors do anything with a patient on grey’s anatomy.
Or like on House where they draw their own labs, run their own tests, and pass medications on their own. Total bullshit.
I wish I could remove the cuss words, but still reblogging for the accuracy