Bleeding: Life-Saving Do's and Don'ts

Posted on 1/14/2010 | Comments ()
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No one wants to find themselves in a life or death situation, but knowing what to do and acting quickly could mean the difference between the two. Dr. Oz brings you emergency do's and don'ts for 3 serious injuries.

First, before you do anything, dial 911.

Head Wounds
Do: Put direct pressure on the wound with a clean cloth
Don't: Remove pressure to look on the wound or check bleeding

Arm Laceration
Do: Find a pressure point and pinch to slow blood flow to the wound; elevate
Don't: Use a tourniquet

Abdominal Injury
Do: Use a dressing like clean gauze or clothing
Don't: Use bare hands. It can cause infections.

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