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First aid for bleeding wounds

  1. Place the patient in a comfortable position.

  2. Apply a clean pad of cotton larger than the size of the wound and press firmly with the palm until the bleeding becomes less or stops.

  3. If bleeding continues, add more pads of cotton without removing the older ones.

  4. When bleeding stops, clean the area with an antiseptic. Do not try to dislodge blood clots.

  5. Bandage firmly but not too tightly