Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/First aid/Bleeding

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If you see a person who is bleeding heavily, you can do the following:

  1. Press hard onto the wound to stop the bleeding.
  2. If an arm or leg is cut, elevate the limb.
  3. Cover with a clean pad and apply a bandage.
  4. Check that the bleeding has stopped. If it has not, add another pad, and bandage, do not remove previous bandage.
  5. If you have bandaged a limb, check frequently that the fingers and toes remain warm. If fingers and toes are getting cold, loosen the bandage to let the blood circulate.
  6. For severe bleeding (5 cups of blood or more), get the person to a hospital for stitches (and possibly immunization against Tetanus) keeping the limb raised.