Provider Prepared’s Weekly Pearl of Wound Wisdom #11 All bleeding stops eventually!
Application of direct pressure to the site of bleeding is the first practical step in bleeding management. If bleeding persists, a compression dressing can be constructed using multiple gauze sponges topped with an elastic bandage to create holding pressure. For the majority of simple wounds approximation of wound edges with sutures, followed by placement of a compression dressing, will control bleeding.
Roberts, JA et al. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine 2010. 572-574
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Nathan Whittaker, MD
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