by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

This is the first video in my three-part series on how to treat a cut. Okay, pay attention to me, not my beautiful daughter/assistant. In this one I tell how to stop most any cut from bleeding by applying direct pressure on the wound. I also tell where to apply pressure if you suspect an artery or vein is doing most of the bleeding.

If you’re a visual learner, this video’s for you.

In addition, the video covers the importance of protecting yourself from the risk of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV and hepatitis, by wearing some (any) sort of barrier protection, from disposal exam gloves to the dishwater variety to simple plastic bags.

More Information

“Skin Lacerations: How to Treat a Cut, Scrape, Gash, Stab Wound”

Coming soon: Part two of this video series deals with wound assessment and cleaning a cut with irrigation. Part three shows how to repair a cut with duct tape. Subscribe to email notices at the top of the right-hand column to be notified for future videos. (I don’t spam or share your email address.)

Thanks ahead of time for your comments. Except for about the doctor’s looks. Please, no comments on that.