Open cuts can be more serious than they appear. LACERATIONS Lacerations are cuts or open wounds. All open wounds need first aid, but some lacerations may also need further medical treatment including suturing (“stitches”), stapling or dermal adhesive. What 217 Immediate Care does: 217 Immediate Care does treat minor lacerations, open wounds that may require suturing, stapling, derma-bond or general first aid. Any life-threatening illness or injury should be seen in the nearest ER, please CALL 911.