Arkansas Hunters Ed Practice Exam

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What's the best way to stop severe bleeding?

Apply a tourniquet immediately

Apply direct pressure

Direct pressure is the best way to stop severe bleeding. This is because direct pressure helps to compress the blood vessels and slow down the bleeding. Applying a tourniquet immediately may be too extreme and should only be used as a last resort. Elevating the limb may help reduce bleeding, but it is not as effective as direct pressure. Washing the wound with water may actually worsen the bleeding as it can disturb the clotting process.

Elevate the limb

Wash the wound with water