In a survival situation you may have to rely on yourself for minor medical treatment. The following is a good method for stopping minor bleeding.
- Locate the source of the bleeding. If there are multiple cuts then deal with the worst one first.
- Place a sterile compress over the wound and apply firm pressure. Using pressure is what will stop the bleeding.
- If the compress soaks through do not remove it if the cut is still bleeding. Instead add another compress on top of the first and keep applying pressure.
- When the bleeding stops then remove the compress. Clean the cut with fresh water and add an antibiotic ointment and then cover with a sterile band aid.
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