Stopping Minor Bleeding

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Preparedness
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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.

  1. Locate the source of the bleeding.  If there are multiple cuts then deal with the worst one first.
  2. Place a sterile compress over the wound and apply firm pressure.  Using pressure is what will stop the bleeding.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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