Wash your hands.

Wash your hands (if possible) before and after treating the wound.


Direct pressure should be applied over a sterile dressing.

If bleeding soaks through the dressing, add more without removing the previous dressings.


Pressure bandages can be applied.

Pressure bandages can be applied using rolled gauze wrapped around the wound area.


Use tourniquets as a last resort to save a life.

Tourniquets ― bandages designed to compress bleeding ― are considered a last resort to save a life. If one is applied, it should be placed as close to the injury site as possible.