2-12-07 Chapter 8

2-12-07 Chapter 8 - Direct Pressure: Placing a gloved hand...

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Sheet1 Page 1 02/12/07 Chapter 8- Blood, Hemorrhage: large amount of bleeding over a short period of time. Three main functions 1) Transports oxygen 2) Carries antibodies and protects against pathogens 3) Maintains body temperature by circulating throughout the body * Plateles block the sire by clotting the blood. * Bleeding out is dangerous because the body looses oxygen.
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Unformatted text preview: Direct Pressure: Placing a gloved hand over the wound will stop blood flow and allow platelets to clot. * never remove bloody bandages, this interferes with the blood clotting. * You can do little to help internal bleeding, call for help ASAP....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ESS 5a taught by Professor Houghton during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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