First Aid: How to Stop Bleeding?


According to the World Health Organization, about 20% of all deaths in accidents and catastrophes could be saved with timely and qualified First Aid. Erste-Hilfe Kurs München provides clear instructions on how to act in different situations where there are injured people.

General rules of first aid for bleeding

The most dangerous complication of wounds is bleeding, which directly threatens the lives of the victims. Bleeding is the outflow of blood from damaged blood vessels. Bleeding can be external (arterial, venous, capillary) and internal (parenchymal).

Erste Hilfe Kurs am kind münchen explains that arterial bleeding is extremely dangerous because a significant amount of blood can flow out of the body in a short period of time. Signs of arterial bleeding: blood is bright red, flowing in a pulsating stream. With venous bleeding, the blood is darker, flows continuously, no obvious jet is observed.

On the Erste Hilfe Kurs giesing you will learn the sequence of actions to stop bleeding:

  • If the victim has lost a significant amount of blood, try to lay him down and raise his legs.
  • If sand and rust get into the wound, do not wash the damage, as this will increase bleeding.
  • If the wound becomes dirty, you need to carefully remove the dirt in the direction from the wound, then treat the cleaned edges with an antiseptic.
  • When treating the edges of the wound with an iodine solution, the antiseptic must not get inside the wound.
  • Depending on the type of blood loss, try to stop the blood by using a tourniquet, twisting, or clamping the damaged vessel.

Any wound, even a small one, is life-threatening. The main means of preventing complications in First Aid is applying a sterile bandage to the wound. At the Erste Hilfe seminar, you will also learn it.