When using pressure points, make sure you are pressing on a point closer to the heart than the wound. Pressing on a blood vessel further from the heart than the wound will have no effect on the bleeding.
Common pressure points:
- Arm between shoulder and elbow - brachial artery
- Groin area along bikini line - femoral artery
- Behind the knee - popliteal artery
Once bleeding is controlled, take steps to treat the victim for shock.