First aid for severe bleeding is first aid specialized to methods of controlling significant external bleeding that go beyond basic first aid skills.
Controlling significant bleeding could mean the difference between life and death. Basic first aid briefly discusses the use of pressure and tourniquets. First aid for severe bleeding focuses solely on the issue of controlling a significant external bleed.
A number of situations can cause significant traumatic injury and severe bleeding. From a tornado, to a vehicle crash or a mass shooting, knowing how to address significant bleeding can save lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approximately 37,000 Americans die from traffic crashes each year, with just under 2 million more injured.
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