This is the first, most important skill to learn for bleeding control. Many lives have been saved accidently because someone applied a roll of paper towels to the wound, hoping to soak up blood and inadvertently applying pressure and saving the casualty's life.
Direct pressure is effective because the damaged artery is compressed, or the wound is sealed, preventing, or reducing bleeding.
Once bleeding is controlled with direct pressure, you're stuck until help can arrive with a quality #Tourniquets such as the #cat from @northamericanrescue or the #sof t from @tacmed_solutions .
Get a trauma kit and be ready for whatever the Mountain throws at you!