First Aid Man


Bleeding

BEFORE INITIATING ANY FIRST AID TO CONTROL BLEEDING, BE SURE TO WEAR HEALTH CARE GLOVES TO AVOID CONTACT OF THE VICTIM’S BLOOD WITH YOUR SKIN. TREATMENT
  1. Act quickly. Have victim lie down. Elevate injured limb higher than heart unless you suspect a broken bone.
  2. Control bleeding by applying direct pressure on the wound with a sterile pad or clean cloth.
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  3. If bleeding is controlled by direct pressure, bandage firmly to protect wound. Check pulse to be sure bandage is not too tight.
  4. If bleeding is not controlled by use of direct pressure, apply a tourniquet only as a last resort.
  5. Call for professional medical help immediately.
  6. If you are bleeding and have no one to help you, call for professional medical help.
Lie down, so your body weight applies pressure to the bleeding site.