Bleeding - Severe Bleeding Chapter7...

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Circulatory System Blood make-up Plasma Solid components WBC RBC Platelets
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Blood Functions  Protect against disease  Maintains body temperature  Transports oxygen and carbon dioxide
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Blood Vessels  Arteries  Veins  Capillaries
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 Pressure greatest  Blood travels fastest   Blood pulsates with each contraction  Blood spurts
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Veins and Bleeding  Slow and controlled  Under less pressure than arterial  Blood flows at steady rate  Easier to control than arterial
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 Low pressure  Smallest  vessels  Oozes from wound  Easiest to control
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Bleeding Internal and external External is usually obvious Severe bleeding is life threatening Severe bleeding must be immediately controlled
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Bleeding Emergency  Needs medical assistance  Examples Spurting Fails to stop
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