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What should be done if a person is stabbed?

If the weapon is still in the wound : don't touch anything and call the appropriate emergency system (varies from country to country). Never attempt to remove any penetrating object still in situ ...
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How is blood cleared from the body after internal bleeding

After internal bleeding, the blood serum from the blood can be reabsorbed back into the circulation (capillaries), and the blood cells can be phagocytosed by macrophages. The blood serum from the ...
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Dealing with triangle puncture wounds

A triangular wound can possibly be sutured, depending on many considerations regarding the wound including its type, condition, location, size, shape, depth, cleanliness vs presence of debris, ...
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Dealing with triangle puncture wounds

Triangular blades were created for pretty much one reason, and one reason only. The triangular cross section made a stronger blade, ensuring more damage was done in a charge/stab versus a flat blade. ...
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How much does aspirin affect blood clotting?

According to Tulane's pharmwiki, the half-life of aspirin for a dose of 300-650 mg is 3.1-3.2 hours. The half life of a drug is the amount of time needed for the concentration of drug to be reduced in ...
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Can I calculate the blood pressure and pulse based on a given blood loss

Rough Calculations Here you can find an example of what you are looking for. Hemorrhagic shock is a condition of reduced tissue perfusion, resulting in inadequate blood oxygen and nutrients levels ...
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Keeping a heavily bleeding patient awake. Why?

No! With brain injuries, it is not recommended anymore to keep patients awake because people with a concussion need to sleep to recover. In the days before head CT scanning was widely available, ...
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Are tourniquets only used to stop bloodflow?

Yes, tourniquets are used to creating pressure like you said. But stopping bleedings is not only function of tourniquets. Medical professionals use it also to finding a vessel for taking some blood; ...
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Thrombotic events and antiphospholipid syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by the occurrence of venous or arterial thrombosis and/or an adverse pregnancy outcome due to the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) 1. ...
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