Haemorrhaging accounts for over 50% of the five million traumatic deaths that occur every year
The majority of haemorrhage deaths occur among men
Haemorrhage following childbirth is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in Australia
Haemorrhaging refers to excessive blood loss, either internally due to a damaged blood vessel, or externally following a severe wound. Bleeding often occurs from a major traumatic event, such as a car accident. Losing more than 20% of your blood makes it impossible for your heart to pump enough blood through your body.
Seek medical assistance immediately for excessive bleeding.
Profuse bleeding requires pressure to the injury to stem blood loss and reduce the risk of infection. Wrapping specially a designed “Israeli bandage” around the wound and elevating it are essential to stabilising a severely injured person.