Bleeding always requires attention. First aid to stop external bleeding includes applying direct pressure to the wound. Use clean pads and bandages if you have them. If bleeding is from an arm or leg, try to raise the injured limb above the level of the heart.
Small cuts and scrapes can be treated at home. Clean the area of the wound, disinfect and apply a clean bandage.
Severe bleeding, which doesn’t stop after at least 10 minutes of continuous pressure, requires medical attention. Maintain the pressure and call an ambulance. It is critical to limit the loss of blood until emergency medical aid arrives.
Always have a well stocked first aid kit available. Keep several first aid kits around the farm, for example in the workshop and on the tractor.