How Fast Can You Bleed Out and Die?

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Exsanguination is the term for bleeding to death. If the bleeding is from an arterial source, death may only take 20 seconds to a couple of minutes. Keep in mind though that the particular artery involved will determine how quickly you bleed out.

Acute bleeding from a venous source takes a longer period of time to cause damage and death. Here again, it depends on the location of and size of the vein. Damage to larger veins like the superior vena cava will result in death in 4-6 minutes.

Keep in mind the average time for an ambulance to arrive is 12 to 15 minutes. Having a trained person and proper equipment such as an AED is critical.  Unfortunately people wait until there has been an emergency before getting proper emergeny equipment.

It does not need to be expensive or a huge supply, there are kits that can do most emergencies.

We prefer the Mobilize Rescue Systems put out by ZOLL Medical.  They are exhaustive yet affordable.

What makes this special is that it comes with an application for you phone that walks you through any disaster you might encounter.  The leastest trained person and respond with quality First Aid.

Grey rugged case just $299.00  The Red case is $249.00

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Owner of CPR Safety Services in Spokane, WA. Has associates all over west coast providing quality CPR and First Aid certification with EMS Safety Servcies and American Heart Association curriculum.

For 15 years served as a Salvation Army Officer in the Western Territory, developed a free medical and dental clinic, two transitional housing athorities. Proficient in grant writting and non profit adminsitration.

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