Finger Injuries and First Aid

Finger Injuries and First Aid

Finger Injuries and First AidIf your doors are not equipped with Fingersafe be ready for when an accident may occur.  We get calls from school directors who need fingerguards over-nighted due to an amputation or serious door related finger injury. Orthopedists do not like to see finger injuries on toddlers due to the numerous small bones and delicate nerve tissue.  Bone injuries and severe fingertip crushes can be challenging to reconstruct without future complications and disfigurement. Ask a manicurist how many times they have seen a permanently disfigured nail to a door slam!

In the event of a door injury know these tips:

If an amputation has occurred:

  • Clean the severed part with water or saline solution if available. Do not use ice.
  • In a waterproof baggie store the amputated part, seal and store in ice in a another baggie. Remember to take this bag to the ER, in a panic you may forget this step!

​If the fingertip or nail bed is injured:

  • Clean and cover with a bandage.
  • Administer ibuprofen if available for pain and swelling.
  • You may ice the area or soak in a bowl of ice water.
  • Elevate the hand to reduce swelling.
  • Examine the injury.  If there is extreme swelling, discoloration or disfigurement head to the E.R.​

For these and other detailed tips on nail bed injury visit Dr. Sears site: Finger Crush Injuries

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“We ordered the Fingersafe products after having a small child lose the tip of one of his fingers. We now have your products on every classroom door in our child care center. We love this product! The design is flawless and the safety this product provides is wonderful! The protectors were easy to install and match our doors beautifully. We had a quality committee encourage us to find a product such as this and are very pleased with our decision to go with Fingersafe USA. Thank you for creating and providing such a great product to keep our children’s fingers safe!”

Tiffany Hardy | Director, Child Care Services , Memorial Health System

“I toured a local school and saw the product in action and it really works. They said I was the first one to ever notice it! I think it’s a good marketing feature because it illustrates the dedication that a facility has to the safety of their children. I also toured several other facilities and no one had a finger injury protection product installed. What a shame! This product has to be made one of the state requirements for daycare facilities. That is a win-win scenario for everyone!”

Aki | New Jersey

“I lost part of my right index finger in a school bathroom door. I wish Fingersafe had been installed then.”

Lee Veteto | Safety Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
“We placed two of your hinge guards on two of our 325 foot passenger ferries about a year ago to see if they would hold up to the high traffic of our vessels. These doors open seven days a week, for 16 hours a day at a rate of 50 to 150 times an hour and take a beating. I see no stress or wear on the material of your Fingersafe hinge guards.”
Kenneth Nash | Cape May, New Jersey, Delaware River and Bay Authority

“It only takes one accident to get people in an uproar. It was so easy to solve the problem, we need to spread the word.”

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