Hospital and Telephone Triage

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Debrief - Vaginal bleeding

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Vaginal bleeding presents with significant blood loss. The way this is measured is the amount of sanitary pads that are used per hour. Three or upwards signifies a significant bleed. It's also important to establish how long the bleeding has been carrying on for. It's also important to establish the colour and the nature of the blood. Old blood is brown and fresh bleeding is more usually a redder colour. Also if the patient is pregnant, so that's important information. It's important to keep an eye on this patient's blood pressure and pulse. The body will start to compensate for blood loss, the pulse will go up as the blood pressure comes down with the narrowing pulse pressure.