Wilderness: Bleeding (cont.)
When to Seek Medical Care
- For any bleeding that is difficult to control with pressure or requires a tourniquet, call 911 as soon as possible.
- Obtain medical treatment as soon as possible.
- A trained health care professional may place permanent or temporary sutures (stitches) to control the bleeding.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery
REFERENCE: Ballas, M. et. al. Bleeding and Bruising: A Diagnostic Work-up. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Apr 15;77(8):1117-1124.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
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