How to treat heavy bleeding

If your child has fallen over or cut themself, and the bleeding cannot be stopped easily, try to keep them calm and follow these instructions:

1. Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood. 

2. Call 999.

3. Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.

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You can learn further first aid tips for croup, broken bones, head injury, meningitis and more by visiting the Red Cross website.

Last updated: over 1 year ago