Um, the only experience of major bleeding i have is from when a close family member cut thier wrist. It was quite frightening the speed at which they bled, then went sleepy. Because of thiere state of mind they only told me that they had "cut" themselves. Despite getting roun there quick ( note they didnt call an ambulance) she lost a lot of blood. Fortunately a had a ffd in my car 1st aid kit and a good friend with me who was able to phone an ambulance while i elevated and applied pressure. Sometimes there are no guarantees as to what will happen. if i was on my own i would have been buggered. Seems to me that sometimes its all about keeping someones blood in til propper help arrives. I now carry a celox bandage with me (purchased from boundtree medical) not some army surplus site. Medical treatment makes advances. Maybe lightening never strikes twice? But whayever happens time is of the essence.
I am not a medical proffesional martyn, i have had first aid training regularly, and keep it updated as i work in a butchers/abatior.
I just think s**t happens. I believe a lot of our current medical procedure/developments came from millitary medicine, including blood transfusions and not so obviously a lot psychiatric cognetive pherapies.
Ps, the person mentioned above lost 3 pints of blood. When you see that amount of blood it makes you think twice about how dangerous blood loss is.
Last edited by greeneggcat; 31-03-2011 at 19:24.
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