Methods of Controlling Bleeding

johncris By johncris, 20th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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To prevent victim from certain worst condition like blood loss or anemia, the health care provider should have knowledge about controlling bleeding.

How to Control Bleeding

Bleeding are classified in two classifications, external and internal bleeding. To control external bleeding, it is manually done through application of pressure, positioning, and use of tourniquet, while internal bleeding need a special procedure to control bleeding.

The following are the methods of controlling bleeding:

Direct Pressure—It is the best method of controlling bleeding, where pressure is applied directly to the wound. This is done by placing cleanest gauze against the wound and applying firm pressure until a cover bandage is applied. The use of cover bondage should be tied over the wound unless otherwise indicated. The application of pressure through bondage should not be removed until the victim is examined by a physician. If bleeding still continues after the bondage has tied, this means that not enough pressure has been applied. In case of severe bleeding, if gauze is not available, immediately bare hand is use to applied pressure.
Elevation—Elevating of bleeding wound above the level of the heart will cease or slow the bleeding. Combination of direct pressure and elevation is best and effective to control bleeding.
Pressure Point—There are 26 pressure points on both upper and lower extremities, 13 of which is in each side, found along the main arteries. If direct pressure and elevation doesn’t slow or stop the bleeding, digital pressure is applied to control bleeding, but this need special consideration, since its result to inadequate blood flow that may lead to limb damage.
Tourniquets—If all method have failed, tourniquet is used as last resort to control severe bleeding. Tourniquet is a devise used only for life-threatening bleeding that cannot be controlled by other means method.

Precaution of using Tourniquet:

• Don’t cover the tourniquet
• Make a note of the tourniquet’s location and the time it was applied.
• Get the victim to a medical facility as soon as possible.
• Don’t remove the tourniquet once tied up except by or on the advice of a doctor, because it may cause severe shock of death due to blood loss of blood.

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author avatar Retired
25th Aug 2010 (#)

Great info!

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author avatar sir rob
24th Sep 2010 (#)

Precise and great advice.

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11th Sep 2013 (#)

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29th Nov 2019 (#)

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author avatar Incorrectforum
29th Nov 2019 (#)

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29th Nov 2019 (#)

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