What DO You do in a Bleeding Emergency? Experts Reveal a Step-by-Step Guide in How to Stop Someone From Dying in Minutes
September 16, 2016
More than 35 per cent of victims with a severe bleeding die before hospital.
- Severe bleeding is noticeable when blood is flowing quickly from a wound.
- The victim's clothes must be removed or cut to get a better look at it.
- Using gauze in a wound helps apply pressure and makes blood clot quicker.
Knowing how to stop heavy bleeding can literally be a matter of life and death.
It can occur within minutes and more than 35 per cent of victims die before they even reach hospital.
So would you know what to do if faced with a victim of a car crash, work accident or even a terror attack?
Here, experts reveal the simple steps anyone can take to improve the chances of someone's survival until trained professionals arrive.
Dr Matthew Levy, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, says its important to recognise what a severe bleed looks like.
KNOWING WHAT TO LOOK FOR
It may seem obvious to say, but severe bleeding is noticeable when blood is flowing quickly out of a wound.
Other signs are a growing pool of blood on the ground or clothing being soaked.
Call for an ambulance immediately and looks for any changes in behaviour which could indicate shock from blood loss.
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