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. Get the person to a hospital for stitches (and immunization against Tetanus) keeping the limb raised.