The main aim of first aid for severe bleeding is to stop blood coming out of the wound 

  • Apply pressure to the wound - you can use your hand, or any clean material, such as a tea towel. If blood soaks through the item you’re using, do not remove it but add more items and maintain firm pressure.

  • Call 999 as soon as you can, and if you can’t, then get someone else to do so.

  • Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives

  • If something is embedded in the wound, DO NOT REMOVE IT and take care not to press on the object. Instead, you’ll need to press firmly on either side of the object and build up padding around it before bandaging to avoid putting pressure on the object itself.

  • Watch the person for signs of shock which include looking pale, feeling cold and feeling dizzy.

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