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What should I do if someone's finger has been amputated?

Call 911. Apply direct pressure and elevate the hand. If the amputated finger is contaminated, rinse the tip and wrap it in a cool wet cloth, then put it in a bag and submerge the bag in cold water. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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