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First aid for bleeding

  • Place the patient in a comfortable position.
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    Place the patient in a comfortable position.

  • 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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    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.

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

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

  • Bandage firmly but not too tightly.
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    Bandage firmly but not too tightly.

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

  • Remove all tight clothing.
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    Remove all tight clothing.

  • The patient should be made to feel relaxed and should not be allowed to move.
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    The patient should be made to feel relaxed and should not be allowed to move.

  • Nothing should be given to eat or drink.
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    Nothing should be given to eat or drink.

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

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

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