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Arterial bleeding is characterized by brighter red blood that may pulsate or spurt. Apply direct pressure with a dressing. If blood leaks through, apply more dressing on top. Never remove a dressing. If there are no bone fractures or spinal cord injuries, elevate the wound above the heart. Once bleeding is under control, use roller gauze to secure the dressing, beginning at the distal end and working towards the heart. You can twist the gauze to apply more pressure. Check to make sure blood is not leaking through, and that the bandage is not having a tourniquet effect. Elevate the wound, and call EMS or take the patient to the nearest hospital.