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Stop the Bleed


Stop the Bleed

What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury

  1. Ensure your safety.
  2. Look for life-threatening bleeding.

Is a trauma first-aid kit available?

IF NO

  • Use any clean cloth.
  • Apply steady direct pressure directly on the wound.

IF YES

  • Where is the wound?
    • Arm Leg
    • Neck. Shoulder Groin

Is a tourniquet available?

IF YES

  • Apply above the bleeding site
  • Tighten until the bleeding stops

IF NO

  • Pack the wound with bleeding control (hemostatic) gauze (preferred), any gauze, or clean cloth.
  • Apply steady direct pressure

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