First aid for bleeding

First aid for bleeding

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1.Place the patient in a comfortable position.

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2.Apply a clean pad of cotton larger than the size of the wound and press firmly with the palm until the bleeding becomes less or stops.

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3.If bleeding continues, add more pads of cotton without removing the older ones.

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4.When bleeding stops, clean the area with an antiseptic without dislodging any clots.

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5.Bandage firmly but not too tightly.

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6.The patient should be made to lie down with head in the low position and legs raised by placing the pillow

under them.

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7.Remove all tight clothing. The patient should be made to feel relaxed and should not be allowed to move.

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8.Nothing should be given to eat or drink.

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9.Hot water bottles or ice bags should not be placed to make the patient feel comfortable.

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10.Patient should be taken to the doctor as soon as possible.

 

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