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Ch 9: Treating Bleeding Issues

About This Chapter

Whether you are responsible for providing patient care or overseeing first aid administration, this chapter can ensure you know how to treat various bleeding issues. The brief lessons provide a quick review of signs, symptoms and treatments of internal and external bleeding.

Treating Bleeding Issues - Chapter Summary

What are the different types of bleeding? What are some common causes of bleeding? How does the body react to blood loss? These are the types of questions covered in the lessons comprising this chapter. You'll find detailed examples and illustrations to help you fully understand each concept discussed in these lessons.

Study is self-paced, with 24/7 accessibility from any device that allows you to refer to these lessons when it 's most convenient for you. Key terms are in bold text so you can easily identify the most important aspects of each topic. Brief self-assessment quizzes can help you determine your level of knowledge and possible need for further review in any area.

How It Helps

This basic review is a great way to brush up on information for continuing education purposes, to develop your professional skills or simply to reinforce what you know. You can also study details about treatment options that you might not have been familiar with. Completing this chapter can help you show your employer that you know how to ensure the safety and proper care of patients who are bleeding.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define and relate the causes of external and internal bleeding
  • Explain the signs, symptoms and treatments of internal bleeding
  • List common causes of external bleeding
  • Identify physiological responses to blood loss
  • Relate the signs and symptoms of blood loss anemia

18 Lessons in Chapter 9: Treating Bleeding Issues
External Bleeding: Definition & Types

1. External Bleeding: Definition & Types

In this lesson we will learn about external bleeding. We will define what external bleeding is. We will also learn about the different types of external bleeding and have examples.

Internal Bleeding: Definition & Causes

2. Internal Bleeding: Definition & Causes

Internal bleeding can be caused by relatively mundane medications or by some very serious problems. In this lesson, you'll find out what internal bleeding refers to and what some of its potential causes may be.

Internal Bleeding: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

3. Internal Bleeding: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

Internal bleeding can be difficult to spot and the signs and symptoms may vary depending on the cause of the bleeding. This lesson provides examples of the signs and symptoms of internal bleeding, as well as treatment options for this medical condition.

What are the Most Common Causes of External Bleeding?

4. What are the Most Common Causes of External Bleeding?

In this lesson we will define what external bleeding is. We will also learn about the different types of external bleeding and their most common causes.

Physiological Response to Blood Loss

5. Physiological Response to Blood Loss

This article will describe the body's natural response to blood loss, clarify the amount of blood loss that can typically be tolerated, and explain how the body handles severe blood loss. The article will also describe common signs of bleeding.

Blood Loss Anemia: Signs & Symptoms

6. Blood Loss Anemia: Signs & Symptoms

Blood loss anemia is a health condition that can have varied causes. In some cases it can be fully treated, but at times it can require continued therapy. This depends on the cause and type of blood loss. Read all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of blood loss anemia in this lesson.

Internal Stomach Bleeding: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

7. Internal Stomach Bleeding: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Internal stomach bleeding is a potentially life-threatening condition. In this lesson, you'll learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment or internal stomach bleeding.

Internal Bleeding in the Leg: Symptoms & Treatment

8. Internal Bleeding in the Leg: Symptoms & Treatment

Internal bleeding in the legs can be a very serious, potentially life threatening injury. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatment for internal bleeding in the legs.

Internal Brain Bleeding: Signs & Symptoms

9. Internal Brain Bleeding: Signs & Symptoms

This lesson will describe the various types of brain bleeding, symptoms of sudden bleeding, and symptoms of slow, gradual bleeding. We'll also explore the type of stroke that can cause bleeding and discuss the symptoms.

Internal Brain Bleeding: Causes & Treatment

10. Internal Brain Bleeding: Causes & Treatment

In this lesson, we'll be looking at what happens when one of our most important organs, the brain, gets injured and starts to bleed. We'll look at the main causes of brain bleeding and treatments.

Symptoms of Bleeding Out

11. Symptoms of Bleeding Out

Bleeding out, or hemorrhaging, is a scary and dangerously rapid loss of blood. In this lesson, we will review and classify the symptoms of bleeding out.

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Symptoms & Causes

12. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Symptoms & Causes

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding can be a scary sight and can be life-threatening. In this lesson, we will learn about symptoms and causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Management & Treatment

13. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Management & Treatment

An upper gastrointestinal bleed is a serious condition and can be life threatening. In this lesson, we will learn about management and treatment for upper gastrointestinal bleeds.

Hemoperitoneum: Definition & Causes

14. Hemoperitoneum: Definition & Causes

Hemoperitoneum is kind of a difficult-looking term, isn't it? But this lesson clearly explains what it is. It also goes over some of the potential causes of hemoperitoneum.

Hemoperitoneum: Signs & Symptoms

15. Hemoperitoneum: Signs & Symptoms

Hemoperitoneum is a condition of blood accumulating in the peritoneal cavity. In this lesson, learn about hemoperitoneum, including the signs and symptoms of this condition.

Hemoperitoneum: Diagnosis & Treatment

16. Hemoperitoneum: Diagnosis & Treatment

Hemoperitoneum is a very serious condition that warrants immediate medical care. Learn all about hemoperitoneum, including its diagnosis and treatment, by reading this lesson.

Ruptured Spleen: Causes, Symptoms & Signs

17. Ruptured Spleen: Causes, Symptoms & Signs

What happens when you rupture your spleen? In this lesson, we will learn about what can cause a ruptured spleen. We will also look at signs and symptoms associated with a ruptured spleen.

Ruptured Spleen: Complications, Treatment & Recovery Time

18. Ruptured Spleen: Complications, Treatment & Recovery Time

A ruptured spleen is a medical emergency. In this lesson, we will learn more about complications from a ruptured spleen. We will also learn about treatment and recovery from this injury.

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