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Bleeding: First Aid Treatment For Severe Internal & External Bleeds

Bleeding or haemorrhage is basically the loss of blood. It can be from an internal organ, known as Internal Bleeding. Or it can be from the outside body known as External Bleeding. In any case, heavy bleeding for any reason or from any body part can be of serious nature leading to complications.

Immediately contact the nearest hospital if the condition is life threatening.

External Bleeding

Follow the steps below. Remember, cleanliness is very important as it may lead to the wound getting infected severely.

  1. Wear gloves or wrap your hands with a very clean cloth.

  2. Make the patient lie down or sit in the most comfortable position.

  3. Don’t move the patient if not required

  4. Cover the patient to conserve the body heat.

  5. Raise the head if the bleeding is in the upper body areas.

  6. Raise the feet if the bleeding is in the lower body areas

  7. Don’t use any burn ointments on the wound of the patient.

  8. Remove any debris from the wound but do not touch or remove any deeply stuck or large objects.

  9. Don’t touch or remove any object if imbedded or stuck in the eye of the patient.

  10. Apply continuous pressure directly on the wound with a clean cloth or bandage for at least 20 minutes irrespective to the stoppage of the bleeding.

  11. Immobilise the injured body part of the patient.

  12. Leave the bandages in place covering the wound.

  13. If the patient is not breathing, begin CPR.

Internal Bleeding

Follow the steps below and make sure the patient is not in an unconscious state.

  1. Make the patient lie down or sit in the most comfortable position.

  2. Cover the patient to conserve the body heat.

  3. Check for the vital signs.

  4. If the patient is not breathing, begin CPR.

Important – Immediately contact the nearest hospital if the condition is life threatening.

Please Note – This tutorial does not substitute a formal training in Basic Life Saving Procedures or First Aid Procedures given by a licensed practitioner.

Reference –

https://www.nhp.gov.in

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