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Control Bleeding

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In an emergency, controlling bleeding is essential to preventing severe blood loss and stabilizing the patient. An outline of techniques to stop bleeding is provided below:Direct Pressure: The first and most successful method of stopping bleeding is direct pressure. When a wound is bleeding, use sterile gauze or a clean cloth to apply firm pressure directly to the lesion. For a few minutes, apply firm pressure to aid in the formation of a blood clot and reduce bleeding. Lifting the cloth to examine the wound too often can interfere with the formation of the clot. If there is blood seeping through, cover the area with several layers of fabric rather than removing the top covering.Elevation: Another effective way to stop bleeding is to raise the damaged limb above the level of the heart. This can lessen bleeding by decreasing blood flow to the location. If the damage is on the arm or leg, for instance, try to elevate it above the level of the heart. On the other hand, direct pressure works best when combined with this technique.Pressure Points: You can use certain of the body's pressure points to assist stop bleeding in particular places. Firmly press on the pressure point that connects the heart to the wound. The brachial artery (inside the upper arm), the femoral artery (inside the upper thigh), and the radial artery (inside the wrist) are examples of common pressure points. Apply pressure using your thumb or fingers until the bleeding subsides or stops.Tourniquet: After all other options have been exhausted, a tourniquet is the last resort for stopping serious bleeding from a limb. It should only be applied in cases where life is in danger because it totally stops blood flow. When applying a tourniquet, position it a few inches above the injury rather than right on a joint, then squeeze it until the bleeding stops. It's important to note when the tourniquet was placed since, in order to avoid causing tissue damage, it shouldn't be applied for a long time. Applying a tourniquet should only be done by professionals.Seek Medical Assistance: For any serious wound, it is imperative to seek medical assistance, even if the bleeding is under control. This guarantees appropriate cleaning, sewing, and infection control monitoring. Call emergency services right once if the bleeding is uncontrollable, the cut is deep, or it is close to a major artery. Always put the injured person's and your own safety first while administering first aid for bleeding.