A Guide to Handling a Bleeding Wound

You are here:
Estimated reading time: < 1 min

Wound Symptom Management: Bleeding

  • Gentle touch
  • Use non-adherent dressings
  • Apply direct pressure
  • Ice packs
  • Calcium Alginate dressings
  • Gauze soaked in 1:1000 Epinephrine over the area of bleeding
  • Silver nitrate sticks
  • Sucralfate paste: crush a 1 gram Sucralfate (Carafate) tablet in 2 – 3 cc of water-soluable gel and apply to area
  • If the bleeding is severe or there is the potential for a large bleed from the wound, consult with your wound care resource nurse about a new product: HemCon

* Note: These are wound care guidelines only. Consult with the primary physician for specific orders.



If you found this article informative and useful share it with your friends and colleagues.

Was this article helpful?
Dislike 0
Views: 190