Compress

While someone calls 911:

Find where the bleeding is coming from and apply firm, steady pressure to the bleeding site with bandages or clothing.

Tourniquet

If the bleeding doesn't stop:

Place a tourniquet 2-3 inches closer to the torso from the bleeding. (The tourniquet may be applied and secured over clothing.)

Pull the strap through the buckle, twist the rod tightly, clip and secure the rod with the clasp or the Velcro strap.

Compress Again

If the bleeding still doesn't stop:

Place a second tourniquet closer to the torso from the first tourniquet.

Pull the strap through the buckle, twist the rod tightly, clip and secure the rod with the clasp or the Velcro strap.

* One type of tourniquet is depicted in the illustrations.