Outdoor Skills - First Aid

External Bleeding

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

Temple or scalp

jaw

Face anywhere below eye

shoulder

Shoulder or upper arm


inside arm above elbow

Elbow

lower arm

Lower arm

at wrist

Hand


groin

Thigh

inside thigh by knee

Lower leg

at ankle

Foot


*Use a tourniquet only as last resort & never apply below the elbow or knee

DANGER:

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