Everyday First Aid: Bleeding heavily
Helping someone who is bleeding heavily — PUT PRESSURE ON THE WOUND
The thing that most people do wrong is they keep removing the pressure to see if it has stopped or not. Remember to keep the pressure on the wound long enough to stop the bleeding and resist your need to look and see. In the case of a small razor cut this will happen soon. In the case of a severe laceration, it may take quite a while.
If possible, before you try to stop severe bleeding, wash your hands to avoid infection and put on gloves.
This is one of 14 videos on an online learning resource called Everyday First Aid – an easy way to learn