Bleeding Atmore AL

Bleeding is a health hazzard and if not treated properly can lead to infections, even death. Learn how to treat bleeding and stay safe in the great outdoors at Nomadik.com. Please read on for more detailed information in the following article.

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Bleeding

Because the first cut isn't always the deepest

While climbing gloves, hiking boots and spelunking armor will help save your skin, even the most shielded nomad will end up with cuts or scrapes during an outdoor adventure. The dense forests of Kouchibouguac National Park have scratched many a hiker, climbers routinely return from Glacier National Park with a few telltale scars, and the slip of a Swiss army knife can draw blood. Knowing how to treat a cut and recognizing when it's time to hightail it to the hospital can make sure your scars are badges of honor, not reminders of a near-death experience.

Treatment

Unless the wound is abnormally deep, there are only two things to do when dealing with a cut: stop the bleeding and prevent infection.

  • Stop the bleeding: With severe bleeding, speed is more important than sterility.
    • Apply direct pressure to the wound, using a sterile dressing . If no dressing is nearby, use a rag, towel, piece of clothing or your hand.
    • Keep the dressing in place. Disturbing a wound can make it bleed more.
    • If blood soaks through, don't remove the dressing. Apply a new layer over top.
  • Prevent infection: Once the bleeding has stopped,
    • With clean hands, or wearing disposable gloves, clean the cut under running water.
    • If the wound is full of dirt or debris that won't rinse out, remove large pieces with sterile tweezers. Sterilize the tweezers, but not the wound, with rubbing alcohol, which kills live tissue ...

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