You never know when you may be faced with an open flesh wound after fending off several dozen hungry zombies. Just reading this post may put enough info into your long term memory for you to recall this in your moment of panicked screaming. Be sure to head on over to the Survivalist Blog and read the whole thing. Good luck and stay calm, everything is going to be alright.
A wound requires four simple things to heal: blood flow, oxygen, nutrients, and the ABSENCE OF INFECTION. If possible, a member of the group who’s wounded should get some extra food, and a vitamin pill a day.
In terms of oxygen and nutrients, these are all provided by blood flow. This brings up the subject of tourniquets. Tourniquets should ONLY be used as a measure of last resort, to prevent the patient from bleeding to death.
Remember – direct pressure stops 99% of bleeding. Take a piece of cloth, ball it up and press HARD against the bleeding area for five minutes by your watch – which will seem like five hours – then check and see if the bleeding has subsided – only if three or four attempts fail should a tourniquet be used.
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