View single post by braailegend
 Posted: Sun May 29th, 2011 02:07 pm
PM Quote Reply Full Topic

Joined: Fri Dec 12th, 2008
Location: Kyalami, Midrand, South Africa
Posts: 942
When we did first aid course, and you have major bleeding like that, you must grab the artery and pinch it close. Meaning if it retracted, you must stick your finger in to find it and close it.
Tourniquetes are not as effective as people might think and on smaller wounds you may causes alot more damage than good, may even cost a limb or life, where it may not have been nesesary. Main thing is pressure on wound and for big losses, get the artery.