Emergency bleeding control describes actions and equipment necessary to stop bleeding from a patient who has suffered a traumatic injury or who has a medical condition that is causing bleeding. The first method is to apply direct pressure directly on the wound to constrict the blood vessels manually, helping to stem the blood flow. The second method is to place a compression or pressure bandage (Israeli bandage) to stop bleeding and encourage blood clotting without restricting normal blood circulation. Another method is to use clotting agents which can be either externally applied as a powder or gel, or pre-dosed in a dressing. Finally, in the last resort, it is possible to apply a tourniquet, a band tied tightly around a limb to restrict blood flow.
Bleeding control equipment such as tourniquets, pressure dressings, and gauze bandages are designed to provide essential tools that empower the general public to save lives in case of serious bleeding or hemorrhage. First Aid Equipment Bangkok Thailand.