General points on slowing blood flow from a wound
1. Make sure that people know
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2. Avoid the following
These medications can prolong bleeding because they inhibit blood platelets from working correctly. There affect is typically minimal in healthy people but they shoiuld not be taken by people with a confirmed or suspected bleeding disorder such as HPS. They are present in many prescription and over-
2. Use a moist dressing
3. Any bleeding wound is an opening into the body for germs.
4. Be prepared to apply pressure (compression) for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Above: Coflex or Caban are flexible elasticated bandages that stick to themselves. They can be used to hold dressings in place and apply light pressure.
5. Use the R.I.C.E. approach to treat bleeding
R. I. C. E. stands for:
For nose bleeds
Abrasions, Cuts, and minor bleeding