Arterial Bleeding

Recognition of Arterial Bleeding

                                 Arterial                                               Venous

Bright red blood

Darker, reddish-blue blood
Spurts Oozes
Not often appreciated until blood pressure increases Obvious on presentation

Emergency Management of Bleeding

Location of Arterial Pressure Points: 

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Controlling Hemorrhage

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Pressure on the wound is the most effective means of controlling hemorrhage.

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Arterial bleeding following a fracture of the distal radius and ulna.
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