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Having a bandage/sling put on

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  1. photo of grazed arm

    If you injure yourself and damage your skin you might need to have a dressing put on.

    You may have a graze, a cut or a burn.

  2. photo of nurse cleaning wound

    The nurse will tell you what is going to happen.

    They will usually clean a wound before covering it with a dressing.

    The cleaning solution may feel cold.

  3. photo of nurse putting on dressing

    Dressing will be put on.

  4. Photo of nurse putting tape on dressing

    The nurse will make sure the dressing stays on.

    It may be taped and bandaged in place.

    The nurse will tell you how long to keep the dressing on for.

  5. photo of man with arm in sling

    If you have injured your arm you may need to have a sling put on.

    This will help to keep your arm still.