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First Aid for Trauma - External Bleeding: What to Do And Not to Do

By Dr. Ankur Verma in Emergency & Trauma

Mar 07 , 2022 | 1 min read

Medical emergencies come anytime, anywhere. The time between emergency situations & arrival of medical help is critical. The key begins with staying calm & giving first-aid before help arrives. There are some must-know Do’s and Don’ts in common emergencies.

Trauma - External Bleeding: What is it?

Trauma refers to an injury caused by an external source. It can also be described as a physical wound or injury, such as a fracture or blow.

What to Do If Trauma - External Bleeding Occurs?

  1. Ensure scene safety
  2. Compression over the bleeding site with clean dressing material or cloth. If bleeding does not stop add a second dressing on top of the first one
  3. Look for consciousness and breathing
  4. Seek medical help

What Not to Do If Trauma - External Bleeding

  1. Remove previously applied dressing in case of continued bleed

Alarming Facts For Trauma - External Bleeding

  1. There is one death every 4 minutes in India due to road accidents
  2. A person suffers a brain stroke, every 4 minutes
  3. A person dies every 33 seconds due to heart attack in India

Over 70,000 lives can be potentially saved if bystanders come forward to help

Lend A Helping Hand With The Law By Your Side

As per the Good Samaritan Law –

  1. You will not be liable for any civil or criminal action for any injury or death of the victim
  2. If you inform the police or emergency service regarding an injured person you can not be compelled to reveal your personal details
  3. There is the provision of disciplinary action against public officials who coerce Good Samaritan to reveal personal details

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