Bleeding

If you notice someone bleeding severely, it is important that you act quickly. Here you can find information about what you need to think about.
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If you notice someone bleeding severely, the injury can be life-threatening. But how do you know if an injury is life-threatening? A rule of thumb is if the pool of blood near the injured person is as large as a plate or corresponds to the contents of half a soda can.

  • Call 112 or ask someone else to do it for you.
  • Find the bleeding.
  • Assert pressure against the wound with straight arms. Have bandages or fabric in between. The pressure limits or stops the bleeding.
  • If you get tired or need help, ask someone to press your hands.
  • Press until the ambulance staff instructs you to let go.