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Aaron Bowden Circulatory Emergencies: External Bleeding (Bronze Medallion; Item # 9c) Step by Step: Step 1: Victim & Scene Assessment Upon entering the situation of a bleeding victim, survey the hazards and always put your safety first. Step 2: EMS Activated if Necessary – If injury is serious enough for necessary back-up, use a bystander to call EMS or make it your own next priority. Step 3: Apply Pressure – If the wound contains an impaled object, apply pressure around it otherwise directly over the wound. Step 4: Dressing & Bandage – Use any form of dressing to stop the flow of blood, this includes being prepared to use own clothing. Step 5: The Injury – Do not aggravate the injury to prevent any further
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Unformatted text preview: infection or complication to occur. Step 6: Circulation Check – At this point, perform a distal-pulse* circulation check. Step 7 : Elevate – Depending on where the injury lies, elevate the wound where possible. Step 8: Communication & Compassion – This is the time when the victim should be encouraged to relax and be re-assured that help is on its way. Step 9 : ABC’s – Continually monitor the victim’s ABC’s in order to ensure their utmost well-being. *Distal-pulse is referring to the point on the victim to check for circulation that is farthest from the area of injury....
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