January 19th, 2007

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In case you need to know.

How to Treat a Severed Limb

1. Locate any individual bleeding arteries on the stump. The arteries will bleed in pulsating spurts.

2. Pinch off the large arteries that are bleeding the most. The brachial artery in the arm and femoral artery in the leg carry blood into the limb, and are the major vessels you should find. Someone (the victim or another person) should continue pinching while you proceed to the next step.

3. Apply a tourniquet. Choose a strip of material at least an inch wide and tie it around the stump as close to the end as possible so that the tourniquet will not fall off when it is tightened. Tie the tourniquet moderately tight but do not immediately cinch it as tight as possible or you may crush and destroy viable tissue. Tighten the tourniquet just enough to stop most of the remaining bleeding. Keep pinching the arteries.

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