No more bug out bags! Its an exciting thing, I know. Today’s step focuses on stopping blood loss. Now you’ll be happy you packed those bug out bags with first aid kits.
5) Stop Bleeding
“It’s pressure that stops bleeding”. If you don’t take appropriate measures when attempting to stop blood loss, you could end up losing a lot of blood. Here’s the four steps you should take to stop an injury from bleeding.
- Find the source and deal with the worst injury first.
- Use a compress. Cover the wound with a sterile compress and apply pressure.
- Stack bandages as they soak through until the bleeding has stopped.
- Remove the compress and clean with water.
It looks easy in words, and everything makes sense, but if you’ve ever had to deal with a major cut you know its sometimes a difficult task. I personally suffer with really bad nose bleeds pretty frequently. I’ve developed ways to stop the bleeding a lot faster than I used to, but it’s still not easy. Knowing proper ways to treat an injury certainly speeds up the healing.
Have you ever needed to use the advice above? I’m lucky enough that I’ve only ever had one major accident (the one that messed up my nose to begin with) to deal with. But if something was to ever happen, I’m as ready as I can be.
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Our next tip is how to disinfect a wound. Make sure you don’t miss that one tomorrow, otherwise you’ll just end up with a cut that stopped bleeding only to become infected later. We don’t want that to happen! Subscribe so you’re not left wondering!