Published on July 30th, 2013 | by Tom0
How to Treat a Bullet Wound
A bullet wound is a puncture wound that should be treated immediately. The best choice is calling for emergency medical help as soon as possible, but at the same time, there is something you can do to stabilize the victim or yourself.
Stay safe and call emergency as soon as possible. Calm yourself down, you have no time to be nervous or scream. Seek the nearest shelter to save the energy and call the 911 immediately. Avoid moving the victim unless for his or her safety.
Know the deadly situation. In addition to the seeable bleeding, it’s important to note the internal bleeding signs which may be initial vital signs. People with internal bleeding can’t survive if not get a medical facility rapidly. The warning signs including:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weak pulse,
- Lowering blood pressure,
- Faster and faster pulse
- Decreasing alertness.
If the victim shows these signs, try all the methods to get him/her to the hospital as soon as possible. And try basic first aid to keep the airway open and clear if the victim is still breathing, and begin CPR if the victim is not breathing
Control bleeding. You must do anything you can to control the extremity of bleeding. Direct pressure may be the best way. Apply pressure directly to the wound with a pad over the wound if you have. Your hands or fingers are options if you get nothing available.
Keep the conscious victim in a position that he/she feels most comfortable. And if the victim is unconscious, place him/her in recovery position.
The victim should take nothing at all by mouth. So don’t give the victim anything to eat or drink.
If the victim shows the signs of shock, a condition caused by trauma or loss of blood, make sure the victim’s body temperature is as normal as possible. If his /her skin is cool, cover him up while remove his/her cloth if he/she is burning up.
Tell the medical assistances what you have done once they arrive.