Bleeding Control for the Injured Person
This month the nurses wanted to share some information on Bleeding Control for the the injured person. This is good information for everyone to know.
There is a nation wide initiative to help the public understand that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death due from trauma.
YOU can help save a life by knowing how to stop bleeding if someone is injured.
STOP THE BLEED-SAVE A LIFE
The steps include:
Ensure your own Safety
A - Alert
B - Bleeding
Find the bleeding
C - Compress
Apply pressure to stop the bleeding by:
- cover with a clean cloth and apply pressure by pushing directly on it with both hands OR
- use a tourniquet OR
- pack (stuff) the wound with gauze or a clean cloth and then apply pressure with both hands.
Hopefully you will never need to do this, but its always good to know you can.