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Stop the Bleed--Applying a Tourniquet

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

This poster shows the simple steps to safely apply a tourniquet to stop severe bleeding from an arm or leg wound.

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PDF icon Stop the Bleed - Applying a Tourniquet pdf 2.8 MB
Created Date: June 11, 2018
Last Published Date: February 12, 2021
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