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Keeping a heavily bleeding patient awake. Why?

In case a victim of an accident or gun shot or other trauma of that sort is heavily bleeding, does it increase survival chances to tell them to stay awake? And if it does, why? I can imagine it might ...
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Could someone reasonably bleed out from a puncture wound on the front of the thigh?

Could someone reasonably bleed out from a puncture wound on the front of the thigh? I am by no means an expert in physiology or any related science, but to my knowledge I suppose the only thing they ...
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Can you cauterize a wound with gunpowder?

This question is based off a scene in The Revenant. In it, a character has a deep laceration across their throat which has been hastily stitched up. Upon drinking some water, they find that it ...