Bleeding

BLEEDING

 

 

 

Elevation

 

Elevate the site of bleeding above the heart if possible

 

Pressure

 

Apply pressure through a clean dressing, bandage or towel

 

Bandage the pad or dressing firmly to control bleeding, but not so tightly that it stops the circulation to fingers or toes. If bleeding seeps through first bandage, cover with a second bandage. If bleeding continues to seep through the second bandage, remove it and reapply.

 

Do not remove first bandage as it may remove clotted scab

 

 

Support the limb if possible but take care with fractures

 

 

DANGER OF SHOCK WITH HEAVY BLEEDING THROUGH LACK OF BLOOD PRESSURE

 

** NEVER GIVE ASPIRIN TO SOMEONE BLEEDING **

 

 

Objects in wounds

 

Leave it in place.

 

Apply firm pressure on either side of the object.

 

Raise and support the wounded limb or part.

 

Lay the casualty down to treat for SHOCK

 

Gently cover the wound and object with a sterile dressing.

 

Build up padding around the object until the padding is higher than the object, then bandage over the object without pressing on it.

 

Depending on the severity of the bleeding, dial 999 for an ambulance or take the casualty to hospital.

 

 

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