10 Popular First Aid Techniques that are Actually Harmful

#10 – Applying a tourniquet immediately in case of severe bleeding

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Applying a tourniquet immediately in case of severe bleeding© brightside.me

First, you need to secure the nearest artery to the wound in order to stop the bleeding. Then you should use sterile wipes to apply a compressive bandage. Deep wounds, however, should be stuffed with wipes and fixed with a bandaged tampon.

Keep in mind that a tourniquet can only be used if it’s an emergency. In this case, it should be applied to the skin on top of the wound, plus, it’s important to loosen it for about 15 minutes every hour while pressing the artery, and then, it should be tightened one more time for no more than half an hour.

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