Children's wounds and bleeding

What to do if a wound is bleeding too much

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If a wound is bleeding to much then apply pressure to the area with a clean cloth. Ask someone to help you, if possible, by telephoning for an ambulance if necessary and by finding a sterile dressing. If the injury is to an arm or leg then hold it up to help stem the bleeding. If the cloths become too sodden with blood replace them while keep applying the pressure.

If a child goes into shock the breathing becomes shallower, the child will shiver and feel cold and go pale. Keep the patient warm with a blanket and lay them down supporting the legs raised. Do not give the child food or drink at this time.

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