Bleeding: First aidBBleeding: First aidBleeding: First aidEnglishHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-05-04T04:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE6.0000000000000079.0000000000000511.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the first aid treatment of bleeding and the prevention of shock.</p><p>In most cases, when your child scrapes or cuts themselves, the bleeding will stop quickly. Although the amount of bleeding may seem like a lot, most minor wounds do not result in major blood loss or complications. However, if the bleeding does not stop, you will have to act quickly to prevent too much blood loss and maybe even shock. Shock occurs when the circulatory system fails to provide enough blood to all parts of the body. </p> ​<h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>If your child's wound does not stop bleeding on its own, act quickly to prevent too much blood loss and shock. </li> <li>Signs of shock include pale skin, a drop in temperature, sweating, fast breathing and loss of consciousness. </li> <li>If your child is showing any sign of shock, call 911 right away.</li> <li>Raise the wound so it is above the heart. This will reduce the amount of blood flowing to the wounded area. </li> <li>Be sure your hands are clean, or wear disposable gloves, when treating your child's wound. </li> <li>If an object is embedded in your child's body, do not remove it. Cover the area with clean bandage rolls and seek medical attention right away. </li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <ul> <li>If the bleeding continues for more than five minutes, despite applying firm pressure to the area. </li> <li>If you are unable to properly clean the wound or if it appears dirty. </li> <li>If there are signs of shock. </li> <li>If the wound is on the child's neck or face. </li> <li>If the injury was caused by an electrical burn, an animal or human bite, a burn or a puncture wound (ex. a nail piercing the skin). </li> <li>If there is an object embedded in the wound. </li> <li>If the cut is deep and looks like it might need stitches. </li> <li>If the child has not had a shot for tetanus or if it has been longer than 10 years since the last tetanus shot. </li> </ul><h2>Treatment </h2> <h3>Rest </h3> <p>When treating any type of wound, minor or severe, have your child rest. Encourage them to sit or lie down. </p> <h3>Elevate </h3> <p>Be sure to raise the wounded area above their heart. This will reduce the amount of blood flowing to the wound. If the wound is dirty, you can rinse it gently with clean, cool or warm tap water. Do not use hot water. You can also use bottled water or a saline wound spray to clean the wound. Do not use alcohol, iodine, mercurochrome, hydrogen peroxide or other similar agents to clean the wound. These solutions will cause pain and/or irritation. </p> <h3>Direct pressure </h3> <p>Before you try to stop the bleeding, clean your hands to reduce the risk of infection. If you do not know the person that you are helping, wear gloves to protect yourself from any potential, transmissible diseases. Take sterile gauze or a clean cloth and press firmly on the wound to stop the bleeding. Continue to apply pressure to the area for at least five minutes. When the bleeding has slowed or stopped, secure the dressing with tape. </p> <p>If your child is showing any signs of shock, call 911 right away. </p> <h3>Embedded Object </h3> <p>If an object is embedded, or stuck in your child's body, do not take it out. Pulling it out could cause the bleeding to worsen. Instead, protect and cover the area with sterile gauze. Make sure to not push the object deeper into the wound. Wrap bandage rolls over the wound. Secure the bandage rolls above and below the wound. Seek medical attention right away to have the object removed and the wound cared for. </p>
النزيف: الإسعافات الأوليةاالنزيف: الإسعافات الأوليةBleeding: First aidArabicHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00ZNA6.0000000000000079.0000000000000511.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>نظرة عامة سهلة الفهم لعلاج الاسعافات الأولية للنزيف والوقاية من الصدمات.</p>
出血:急救出血:急救Bleeding: First aidChineseSimplifiedHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z79.00000000000006.00000000000000511.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>一个易于理解的出血和预防休克的急救治疗的概述。</p>
出血:急救出血:急救Bleeding: First AidChineseTraditionalHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z79.00000000000006.00000000000000511.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>簡要概述出血的急救和休克的預防。</p>
Hemorragias: Primeros auxiliosHHemorragias: Primeros auxiliosBleeding: First AidSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z79.00000000000006.00000000000000511.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Una descripción sencilla sobre el tratamiento de primeros auxilios en caso de hemorragia y sobre la prevención del shock.</p>
இரத்தம் வடிதல்: முதலுதவிஇரத்தம் வடிதல்: முதலுதவிBleeding: First AidTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z79.00000000000006.00000000000000511.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>இரத்தம் வடிதலையும் அதிர்ச்சியையும் தடுப்பதற்கான முதல் உதவிச் சிகிச்சையைப் பற்றி இலகுவாக விளங்கிக்கொள்ளக்கூடிய ஒரு மேற்ப்பார்வை. </p>
خون کا بہنا : ابتدائِ طبی امدادخخون کا بہنا : ابتدائِ طبی امدادBleeding: First AidUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z79.00000000000006.00000000000000511.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>خون کے بہاو کو روکنے اور صدمے سے بچنے کے لئے ایک آسان جائزہ جس میں ابتدائی طبی امداد اور صدمے سے بچنے کا ذکر ھے۔</p>

 

 

Bleeding: First aid1043.00000000000Bleeding: First aidBleeding: First aidBEnglishHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-05-04T04:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE6.0000000000000079.0000000000000511.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the first aid treatment of bleeding and the prevention of shock.</p><p>In most cases, when your child scrapes or cuts themselves, the bleeding will stop quickly. Although the amount of bleeding may seem like a lot, most minor wounds do not result in major blood loss or complications. However, if the bleeding does not stop, you will have to act quickly to prevent too much blood loss and maybe even shock. Shock occurs when the circulatory system fails to provide enough blood to all parts of the body. </p> ​<h2>Signs of shock may include: </h2> <ul> <li>pale, grey skin </li> <li>drop in temperature </li> <li>sweating </li> <li>fast breathing </li> <li>loss of consciousness </li> </ul><h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>If your child's wound does not stop bleeding on its own, act quickly to prevent too much blood loss and shock. </li> <li>Signs of shock include pale skin, a drop in temperature, sweating, fast breathing and loss of consciousness. </li> <li>If your child is showing any sign of shock, call 911 right away.</li> <li>Raise the wound so it is above the heart. This will reduce the amount of blood flowing to the wounded area. </li> <li>Be sure your hands are clean, or wear disposable gloves, when treating your child's wound. </li> <li>If an object is embedded in your child's body, do not remove it. Cover the area with clean bandage rolls and seek medical attention right away. </li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <ul> <li>If the bleeding continues for more than five minutes, despite applying firm pressure to the area. </li> <li>If you are unable to properly clean the wound or if it appears dirty. </li> <li>If there are signs of shock. </li> <li>If the wound is on the child's neck or face. </li> <li>If the injury was caused by an electrical burn, an animal or human bite, a burn or a puncture wound (ex. a nail piercing the skin). </li> <li>If there is an object embedded in the wound. </li> <li>If the cut is deep and looks like it might need stitches. </li> <li>If the child has not had a shot for tetanus or if it has been longer than 10 years since the last tetanus shot. </li> </ul><h2>Treatment </h2> <h3>Rest </h3> <p>When treating any type of wound, minor or severe, have your child rest. Encourage them to sit or lie down. </p> <h3>Elevate </h3> <p>Be sure to raise the wounded area above their heart. This will reduce the amount of blood flowing to the wound. If the wound is dirty, you can rinse it gently with clean, cool or warm tap water. Do not use hot water. You can also use bottled water or a saline wound spray to clean the wound. Do not use alcohol, iodine, mercurochrome, hydrogen peroxide or other similar agents to clean the wound. These solutions will cause pain and/or irritation. </p> <h3>Direct pressure </h3> <p>Before you try to stop the bleeding, clean your hands to reduce the risk of infection. If you do not know the person that you are helping, wear gloves to protect yourself from any potential, transmissible diseases. Take sterile gauze or a clean cloth and press firmly on the wound to stop the bleeding. Continue to apply pressure to the area for at least five minutes. When the bleeding has slowed or stopped, secure the dressing with tape. </p> <p>If your child is showing any signs of shock, call 911 right away. </p> <h3>Embedded Object </h3> <p>If an object is embedded, or stuck in your child's body, do not take it out. Pulling it out could cause the bleeding to worsen. Instead, protect and cover the area with sterile gauze. Make sure to not push the object deeper into the wound. Wrap bandage rolls over the wound. Secure the bandage rolls above and below the wound. Seek medical attention right away to have the object removed and the wound cared for. </p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bleeding_first_aid.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bleeding_first_aid.jpgBleeding: First aid

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