Life-Threatening External Bleeding

Life-threatening external bleeding is bleeding that is difficult to stop or control.  What to do:  

Immediately apply direct pressure and call EMS/911

  • Care by applying direct pressure to the wound

  • While maintaining pressure, apply a dressing and bandage over the top

  • If blood soaks through, apply another bandage on top

  • If direct pressure does not control the bleeding, consider using a tournique

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