10. In case of severe bleeding:

The main mistake: applying a tourniquet immediately.

The first thing you should do is stop the bleeding. That’s why you need to clamp the artery that is closest to the wound. Then you should apply a compressive bandage using sterile wipes or, if the wound is very deep, stuff it with wipes and fix a tampon with a bandage.

A tourniquet should be applied only in case of emergency. It’s applied to the skin above the wound and as close to the wound as possible.

  • Important: The tourniquet should be loosened for 10-15 minutes every hour and don’t forget to press the artery. Then, the tourniquet should be tightened again, but not for more than 30 minutes.
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