How to Treat a Cut Finger
By Rod Brouhard, About.com Guide
Updated November 29, 2008
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Minor cuts that are oozing a little blood usually don't require any bleeding control. If the bleeding is heavy, bright red or spurting then follow the steps to control bleeding
. If the finger is amputated, put pressure on it to control bleeding and follow the steps for treating an amputation
For a demonstration on handling minor cuts, watch the Wound Dressing Video.
If you are not the patient and you are concerned about contagious diseases, use personal protective equipment and follow universal precautions.