Preventing Excess Blood Loss

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    • Put on gloves
      • Give reassurance to the patient
        • Tell them to sit down or lie down
          • Inspect the wound, cutting away clothing if needed
            • IF THERE IS NOTHING IN THE WOUND...
              • Place a large, clean pad over the wound
                • Hold it down firmly
                  • Apply a bandage to hold the pad in place
                    • If blood soaks throug the pad, apply another - DO NOT REMOVE
            • IF THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE WOUND
              • Do not remove it
                • Make a ring shape with a large, clean pad
                  • Place it over the wound so that it surrounds the object
                    • Using a bandage, apply pressure around the pad, pushing the wound shut
                      • If the wound is on an arm or a leg, raise the limb
                        • Apply a bandage to hold the pad in place
                          • If blood soaks throug the pad, apply another - DO NOT REMOVE

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