Once the victim is breathing, you can check for bleeding. Put on protective gloves, if available. To stop the bleeding:
- Place gauze bandage or cloth on the wound and apply direct pressure.
- If the person is able, instruct him/her to continue to apply pressure to the wound.
When EMS arrives, let them know the care you've provided and turn the
scene over to them. You've done your part to help save a life!
Special Note: Your focus should be on assisting injured victims until
EMS arrives. If you were not able to call for help prior to starting
the breathing and stopping the bleeding, do so at this time.
- Stay with the victim until he/she is breathing and excessive bleeding is controlled.
- Be prepared to answer the emergency Dispatcher's questions including the crash location and victim's condition.