Thursday, March 31, 2016

If You're Stabbed With A Knife, What Do You Do?

We've seen it a million times in movies and television shows. Someone gets stabbed with a knife or other sharp object (scissors, pitchfork, pencil). Immediately, a person rushes in crying and screaming, only to pull the weapon out and let the victim bleed to death. So... what do you do?

Well, the answer is counter-intuitive, but you should leave the weapon inside the person until they can receive medical attention.

"I say to the bloke... better not pull this out or you'll cark it! Well, he carked it."

Let's say you get in a fight with a knife-wielding killer. They happen to stab you in the gut with a long blade, leaving you to bleed to death in the floor of your overpriced apartment. Ahhhh, you didn't take out the trash or delete your browser history. You can't die now. What do you do?

By all means, do not take the knife out of your stomach. Leave it there and call for help. That knife, whether you believe it or not, is keeping more blood from spilling out of you. Your blood is clotting around the knife, thereby keeping you alive longer. Be still as to keep the blade from doing further damage and await medical attention.

Don't say Uncle Jared never did anything for you. Leave the knife in!

A few band-aids and a dab of antibiotic ointment and you'll be as good as new.

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