When an Artery is Cut


When an artery is cut the wound is more serious and the bleeding must be

stopped _immediately_. When the blood comes from an artery it is bright

red in color and flows copiously in spurts or jets. The blood in the

arteries is flowing away from the heart, therefore you must stop it

between the cut and the heart. It is the arteries in the arms and legs

that are most likely to be injured. In the arm the large artery runs

down the inner side of the upper arm. In the leg the artery runs down

the inner side of the upper leg.



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