Pressure points for arteries: showing the location of the arteries on the shoulder, neck, arm and thigh. These points can be used to slow bleeding until a compress or bandage is applied to the wound. Failure to use a pressure point could allow the victim to bleed to death. Know all pressure points!
As I've stated a number of times on this site, in the many articles, it's important for the safety of yourself and others that you and your family, if possible, attend a basic first aid course by the American Red Cross. If you're not an American, other offices are in your country as well, such as the Canadian Red Cross.
Bleeding is a scary situation and can lead to shock, so learn the simple steps it takes to contol bleeding by using direct pressure points. It could save a life one day.
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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