Overcoming Bleeding Due To Stab Wounds?
Good evening doctor, near my home there is a rumor about a stabbing case by an unknown person. I want to ask if I encounter a situation like that or even if I’m the victim? What should I do besides putting pressure on the wound as most results on one of the search engines? reduce shock and prevent a lot of blood loss? r n r nDo you take sedatives for shock, and blood pressure-lowering drugs to prevent blood from coming out faster? while continuing to put pressure on the wound r n r nThank you doctor for the answer
Hello Gerard, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
The things you say are true. The first treatment for stab wounds is to apply pressure to the wound to help stop the bleeding. If the wound is superficial and small, does not affect the large blood vessels, then most likely the bleeding will stop by applying pressure to this wound. However, if the wound is large and affects large blood vessels, bleeding that occurs can be very large and may not stop with just emphasis on the wound. In cases like this, suturing of the blood vessels and the wound is needed so the bleeding can stop.
In addition, it is also necessary to consider the possibility of internal bleeding. For example in the case of stab wounds in the abdomen, if the puncture is very deep to penetrate the abdominal cavity, bleeding can also occur into the abdominal cavity. This kind of bleeding cannot be stopped by applying pressure to the wound, but it must be operated immediately.
To prevent shock due to heavy blood loss, bleeding must be stopped. In addition, it must be replaced with fluid and blood lost from the wound. If there is not too much blood loss, then it can be replaced with only intravenous fluids, but if there is a lot of blood that comes out, then it must be replaced by blood (transfusion).
You need to know that the shock intended here is not psychological shock (for example shock due to shock, or shock for hearing bad news). Shock is meant here is a decrease in perfusion (blood flow) to the tissue to cause organs and tissue lack of oxygen. Therefore treatment of shock due to bleeding is not by using sedatives. A decrease in blood pressure is also not an expected solution, because in people who have experienced shock, their blood pressure can drop so much that it can not be measured. Giving blood pressure-lowering drugs can actually make patients die quickly. If the blood pressure drops greatly in a patient suffering from shock, then the patient should instead be given medication to raise their blood pressure again.
Therefore, if you find a victim stab wound, do a strong emphasis on the wound, then take the patient to the hospital.
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