Outdoor Skills - First Aid
Direct pressure stops most bleeding. Place sterile gauze or clean cloth over wound and apply pressure. If bleeding doesn't stop in 5 minutes, replace cloth and continue to apply direct pressure to wound while adding pressure to pressure points (below).
" X " denotes spot to apply pressure if bleeding persists in indicated body areas.
Temple or scalp
Face anywhere below eye
Shoulder or upper arm
*Use a tourniquet only as last resort & never apply below the elbow or knee
- DO NOT use direct pressure on eye, embedded objects or open fractures
- DO NOT rinse wound with full strenghth medicines
- DO NOT close wounds with tape
- DO NOT breathe or blow on a wound