Stop bleeding by using direct pressure

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  • NEVER TOUCH a bleeding wound on anyone except yourself, unless you have your hand covered by plastic gloves or a plastic bag.
  • Remember to wash your hands before treating a cut on yourself.
  • With a cloth or handkerchief folded apply pressure on the wound with your fingers flat together.
  • Check if the bleeding has stopped, if not apply pressure again.
  • If you have a first aid box handy cover the wound with a clean handkerchief and tie gently around the injured part, using a reef knot to the tie the ends.
  • If the person needs to go to hospital, an adult will take over.
  • Remember when removing your glove or plastic bag to take if off in a way that it is inside out, thus leaving the blood inside the glove or bag.