How to treat different type of bleeding

Created on: May 10, 2018

During my childhood I had an accident and tought me a lot. I was very fond of martial and was inspired from martial artists. I was alone at home and started practice of martial movie by following a movie scenes. An aggressive sweeping roundhouse kick ended up with ended up with an accident and I just shattered glass of water with my foot. I was shocked the moment I saw significant amount of blood coming through my vein. I tried all possible solution and put tissue after tissue to stop blood but no luck. Carpet was stained with my blood.

My goodness, my mom entered the home after sometime and the moment she saw a significat amount of blood flowing off of my foot. She picked a large towel and put direct pressure on my wound which was still bleeding and this worked and after sometime bleeding was stopped and she rushed to the doctor for medical assistance. Thankfully, everything turned out to be okay then.

I damaged a vein of my foot and ended up with severe sore for about a month. If I did know simple first aid technique to stop bleeding I could stop bleeding earlier. So the lesson here is that we should teach our children to face such kind of incidents.

There are three major types of bleeding we could face during in any accident.

Three types of Bleeding

Thee is a need to understand each type of bleeding and treat accordingly. So we should train ourself about all three types of bleeding and we can save others and ourself.

Capillary Bleeding
Capillaries are basically as thin as hairs and smallest bessels in our body. Bleeding in this type is very slow and small in quantity and caused by minor scrape or cut in our body. The type of bleeding could be stopped easily by our body's natural clotting system and could be stopped within few seconds or minute after cut or scrape occures.

Venous Bleeding
This type of bleeding casued by deep cut or deep wound on our body. Bleeding in this type could be steady but relative slow in flow. The best way to stop this type of bleeding is to put direct pressure on the lesions or cut.

Arterial Bleeding
This type of bleeding is most common and most dangrous then others. In arterial bleeding blood flows off in significant amount and could couse bleed to death. like venous bleeding the wounds of arterial bleeding need direct pressure to stop bleeding otherwise this severe arterial bleeding could bleed to death.

It is necessary for us to understand each type of bleeding so we could treat well to save life of ourself and our loved one. Here are few first aid notes to stop bleeding and provide timely medical assistance.

First aid notes to stop bleeding

  1. If the wound is only a small cut or scrape then wash it with water or soap thoroughly. Put some oinment and cover the wound with bandage to keep it clean.
  2. If the wound is a puncture apply some necessary techniques to stop bleeding and rush to a doctor as soon as possible. Do your and best to stop bleeding and visit the doctor even if you think that puncture wound is not serious.
  3. If bleeding doesn't stop by its own it could be arterial bleeding and its time to grab towel or large cloth and put some pressure untill bleeding stops and visit the doctor for medical assistance.
  4.  In case the injury is below to head or either side of head it is better if it is bleeding but internal bleeding is most dangrous and could lead to death with few days. So any kind of head injuries required quick and thorough evaluation.

How to address severe/arterial bleeding

  1. Find some suitable place and lie down the bleeding person and elevate his legs and position his head lower then trunk. This will drease the chance of fainting and increase blood flow to the brain.
  2. Elevate body part if bossible, this will reduce the blood lose.
  3. Apply some pressure on the wound, it is preffered to use clean cloth, sterile bandage to apply direct pressure.
  4. If the bleeding doesn't stop and the absorbant is wet with bleed don't remove taht absorbant and apply another clean cloth or bandage to stop bleeding.