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BLEEDING 

SEVERE BLEEDING

Treat bleeding as severe if:

  •  Blood spurts forcefully from the wound.
  • If you estimate that more than 250ml of blood has been lost.
  • If bleeding continues for more than 5 minutes.

WHAT TO DO

  •  Place the patient in a comfortable position. If possible raise the injured part.
    • Restrict the flow of blood by pressing hard on the wound with a clean pad.
    • Maintain the pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Put a firm pad on the wound and bind it tightly so the pressure is maintained.
  • If any blood oozes through the bandage, add more padding and bandage firmly.
  • See a doctor if you are unable to stop the bleeding or if you are concerned that the wound may become infected.

Bleeding

DEEP WOUNDS

A deep wound caused by something dirty e.g. a rusty nail or an animal’s tooth carries a high risk of infection.

WHAT TO DO

  •  See a doctor as antibiotics and tetanus injection are advisable.

NOSEBLEED

WHAT TO DO

  •  Sit forward and breathe through mouth.
  • Hold the nose firmly, for five to ten minutes, pressing with the thumb on the affected side.
  • Cold compresses or ice applied across the bridge of the nose may help.
  • Do not blow the nose for several hours after the bleeding has stopped.
  • See a doctor if the bleeding persist.
  • Nosebleed may be a sign of other conditions e.g. hypertension. Have it investigated if it is recurrent, and no apparent cause known.

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