How to treat severe bleeding:
- Apply direct pressure to the wound.
- Call 999/112 for emergency help.
- Secure dressing with a bandage to maintain pressure.
- Treat for shock.
- Support the injury.
When you have a wound, you should always cover it with a dressing as this can help to prevent infection. Find out what to do.
Shock - not to be confused with emotional shock – is a life-threatening condition. It happens when the body isn’t getting enough oxygen to the vital organs. Find out what to look for and what to do.
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