How to Apply Emergency Bandages


How to Apply Emergency Bandages


by Gary Benton

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This illustration gives you an idea of how to apply bandages to various parts of a body. The key here is to wrap the bandage tightly and the wrapping does not have to be pretty or perfect, just as long as it's snug and works. Bandages are easy to apply, but when tightening the bandage, don't make it so tight is cuts off the flow of blood.


Keep in mind, you must control the bleeding or your victim may die. Direct pressure and bandages usually do the job. But, they key is to apply the bandage and if needed, place the palm of your hand or using fingers (depending on the size of the injury) apply direct pressure until bleeding stops.


It is highly suggested, if you really want to improve your chances of survival, that you attend a first aid course taught by the American or Canadian Red Cross. You may also find some other training agencies in your local area. When you're alone and attempting to survive, a serious injury can kill, especially if you are untrained. The last time I checked, the Red Cross offers a whole line of different safety and first aid courses, all of which will aid you once placed in a survival situation.





Emergency Bandage Usage




Gary Benton has over 45 years of outdoor experience in camping, hiking, fishing, and other activities. He's no armchair survival man, he's walked the walk from the arctic to the desert and all the area in between. Gary has an associates degree in Search and Rescue, Survival Operations, a B.S. in Industrial Occupational safety, and all but his thesis completed for a M.S. in Counseling Psychology.
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