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Life Line Training & Operations

Dealing with a bleeding limb

Severe blood loss-

  • PUT GLOVES ON;
  • SIT THE CASUALTY DOWN FOR BLEEDING ARM OR LAY DOWN FOR A BLEEDING LEG
  • EXAMINE THE WOUND (embedded objects should not be puled out);
  • APPLY PRESSURE ON THE WOUND IF NOTHING IN IT;
  • ELEVATE THE WOUND ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE CASUALTIES HEART;
  • PUT A STERILE DRESSING ON AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE;
  • IF BLOOD SEEPS THROUGH FIRST DRESSING APPLY ANOTHER;
  • IF BLOOD SEEPS THROUGH SECOND DRESSING TAKE THEM OFF AND START DRESSING AGAIN;
  • LOOK OUT FOR SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SHOCK;
  • CALL AN AMBULANCE IF NECESSARY
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