Trainer Tips: How to treat a nosebleed

Welcome to our new series of Trainer Tips videos!

For the first video in the series, we are looking at how to treat a nosebleed.

Follow these steps to help treat a nosebleed:

  1. Sit the casualty down
  2. Tilt their head forward
  3. Allow blood to drain from the nostrils
  4. Ask the casualty to breathe through their mouth
  5. Pinch the soft part of the nose for up to ten minutes
  6. Advise the casualty not to speak, swallow, cough, spit or sniff
  7. After ten minutes, release the pressure. If the bleeding has not stopped, reapply the pressure for up to two further periods of 10 minutes.
  8. If the nosebleed is severe and lasts for over thirty minutes, take the casualty to hospital.

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