What You Learned
You or someone in your hunting party should know first aid and how to handle both immediate-care situations and life-threatening situations. In any situation, the first rule is: Do no further harm to the victim.
Your survival pack should include a first-aid kit.
If a person is bleeding, you must stop the bleeding using direct pressure or pressure points.
If a person is in shock:
- Keep the victim comfortable, warm, and dry.
- Elevate either the feet or the shoulders and head, but not both.
If a person has a fracture or sprain, make a splint to keep the injured area from moving.
If a person is burned, the treatment depends on the depth of the burn. Third-degree burns require medical attention.
If a person is unconscious or not breathing, remember ABC—Airway, Breathe, and Circulation.