How to Stop Bleeding (when there is no doctor)

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Department of Homeland Security Stop the Bleed Program
Stop the Bleeding!
How to stop the bleeding when there is no doctor

Do you know how to stop the bleeding when there is no doctor?
It can take just five minutes for someone to bleed to death,
and in those precious moments you can take measures to help
make the bleeding stop. Every prepper should learn to stop the
bleeding and to have some basic tools in place to help.

You are your family's first responder and can significantly
reduce blood loss and stop even arterial bleeding. Preppers can
save lives!

With active shootings on the rise, the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security introduced the
Stop the Bleed initiative in to
help educate people on how to stop bleeding. The government
figured that witnesses to
active shooter events or other mass
casualty events can help stop life threatening bleeding.

You can stop bleeding, but one important thing is that you
should know
how to use a tourniquet properly because using a
tourniquet incorrectly could result in loss of a limb. Take time
now to learn how to stop the bleed with the tips below...
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How to stop the bleeding
How will you stop the bleeding when there is no doctor? The
answer is surprisingly simple. It starts with knowledge.

The general tips in the brochure and the tips below will teach
you how to get bleeding under control until you can get some
kind of medical help (or even stitch it up yourself)...

#1: Be aware of your surroundings before helping.
As a bystander and good Samaritan you can help others;
however, you should be aware of your surroundings, so you
don't also become injured. You may need to move or step aside
if there are physical threats, shooters or live wires, for example.

Think about your personal safety first:
  • Are there other active shooters or aggressive threats?
  • Is there an "all clear" message from authorities?
  • Is there broken glass or debris?
  • Is traffic a threat to your safety?
  • Is there a fire or threat of fire?
  • Is there any standing water and or downed power lines?
  • Are there any aggressive animals still lurking?

#2: Have someone else get help.
While you a tend to the victim, assign someone else to get
medical help if available. If there is no doctor, another person
still may be able to find a neighbor or someone else to help.

#3: Wash hands, wear gloves.
Any time you see a break in skin there is a chance of infection.
That's why it's really important to wear gloves or clean your
hands before helping someone. Wearing gloves is especially
important in protecting yourself from blood-borne pathogens.

Choose Nitrile gloves because they are are latex free, and you
don't need to worry about the gloves being an allergen. Now
that you know, you can put Nitrile gloves in your glove
compartment, purse, backpack, or gear bag. Put a pair in a zip
locked bag today. Be ready!

#4: Control the bleeding (apply pressure).
Applying pressure to the wound with your hands is the first step
in stopping the bleeding. You may need to lift clothing to find
where the bleeding is occurring. Then you must apply pressure
with both hands if possible.

Below are instructions for controlling arterial bleeding:
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#5: Apply Dressing and press.
At this point you can instruct someone to help you and get
gauze or a clean cloth. Use a gauze dressing to apply a firm and
steady pressure. If no gauze or sterile cloth is available, use an
article of clothing. Below are the instructions from the STOP
THE BLEED campaign:
Celox Hemostatic Agent
After bleeding has stopped...
Irrigate the wound to remove bacteria, dirt, the blood clotting
material and the damaged tissue.

Tools to Stop the Bleeding
Here are the supplies to stop bleeding:

#1: Nitrile Gloves.
If possible before treating wounds of any kind you should clean
your hands or put on Nitrile gloves. Any kind of open wound can
lead to infections and your hands are filled with germs that could
eventually cause

The benefit of Nitrile gloves, over the ordinary gloves you will find
at the hardware store, are that they have a better fit so that you
can have a more tactile experience. This can help in an
examination. Nitrile is not the same as Latex, which is an

#2: Gauze.
Sterile gauze is an important part of any first aid kit. You'll need
gauze to treat excessive bleeding. Becuase gauze is porous, it
allows air flow around the wound. Air can help to dry wounds and
encourage coagulation. (Coagulation is clotting ~ the process
when blood changes from liquid to a semi-solid state.)

#3: Hemostatic Agent.
Something every prepper's first aid should include Hemostatic
agents and dressings. Hemostatic agents control bleeding. Below
are some great options...

    Curad Bloodstop. Curad Bloodstop, pictured right, is an
    innovative dressing to control bleeding quickly. It's a
    biodegradable natural fiber cellulose that turns into a gel to
    seal a wound. This non-irritating, biocompatible gauze won't
    sting or burn.This incredible product acts in less than a
    minute and is much easier to use than powders or plugs.

    Celox (Hemostatic agent): Pour Celox Hemostatic Agent
    directly on a wound and apply pressure. It won't sting or
    burn. Bleeding typically stops within 30 seconds. You can
    rely on Celox to stop bleeding when you need it most
    without generating heat. Celox works on all bleeding
    wounds; from minor cuts and grazes, to severe wounds.

    When mixed with blood, Celox forms a robust gel plug in 30
    seconds. This clotting action is independent of the bodies
    normal clotting processes. Celox's clotting ability has been
    proven to work in the presence of common anti-coagulants
    such as warfarin.

    Easy to use (just pour, pack and apply pressure), very safe
    and extremely effective. When mixed with blood, Celox forms
    a robust gel plug in 30 seconds. This clotting action is
    independent of the bodies normal clotting processes. Celox's
    clotting ability has been proven to work in the presence of
    common anti-coagulants such as warfarin. Celox has even
    been proven to work in cases of hypothermia.

    Tested by the U.S. Navy, Celox was the only product to
    guarantee 100% survival. Proven to be effective originally
    developed to assist military medics, celox provides fast,
    effective first aid for men, women, children and older adults,
    and it's easy to use even if you have no first aid or medical

    QuikClot Sport
    Quick Clot.
    QuikClot Sport Silver has added antibacterial advantage of
    ionic silver. Silver acts to prevent the growth of bacteria and
    fungi which can be especially important if medical care is not
    immediately available (or ever at all).

    Wound Seal
    Stop Bleeding Instantly! Proven safe & effective for people
    on blood thinners! WoundSeal powder is specially developed
    to stop bleeding for people on blood thinners because it
    doesn't rely on the normal clotting factors in your blood. It
    forms an instant seal over the wound in seconds. The seal is
    safe to leave in place until it falls off naturally and the
    wound heals. Now you have confidence to know you can
    control bleeding wherever you are.

Natural ways to stop bleeding:
Home remedies are an important part of prepping in that it
fosters self-reliance.

  • Cayenne. Do you know all the super powers of cayenne
    pepper? Cayenne stop the bleeding and has a wealth of uses
    for preppers.

  • Yarrow.

  • Witch hazel. Witch hazel is a popular astringent and can
    stop the bleeding in small nicks.

Happy endings...
Now you know a little more about how to stop bleeding when
there is no doctor. Below are some other articles on first aid and
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#6: Consider using a tourniquet.
If the bleeding doesn't stop, then consider using a tourniquet
as outlined above, but only if you know how to use a tourniquet
properly. You could wind up causing more damage in using a
tourniquet improperly.

  • Warning on tourniquet use: Misuse of a tourniquet could
    result in loss of limb!

#7: Look for other injuries.
You may not have noticed previously another injury the victim
may have, so take a close look for other injuries that need your
attention. Also, be sure to evaluate the victim for shock.
Someone who is cool, pale, or sweaty could begin to show
shock. Check also breathing and circulation.

Here's how to help someone in shock:
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