Bleeding it is the deterioration of vascular integrity and the exit of blood through the veins (Kutlu, 1997).
The first symptoms of bleeding include paleness in skin color and cold sweating. Then there are signs of shock and death if no precautions are taken (Somyurek, 1990, Olympia, Wan and Avner, 2005). If a normal adult loses 1-1.5 lt, the life of the individual is in danger (Clıne, 2002).
The severity of bleeding;
The speed of bleeding,
The amount of bleeding,
The area in the body where blood flows,
The type of blood that bleeds,
The duration of bleeding,
The physical condition and age of the person,
It depends on the characteristics of the bleeding organ (Kakillioglu et al.,2002; T.C.Ministry of Health, 2006; Plate and Somyurek, 2008).
The most common cause of preventable death is internal bleeding from the uncontrolled chest, abdomen and pelvis (Ertekin et al., 2005). 13%-15% of the human body is blood. In a normal adult person there is about 6 liters of blood. If 10% of the blood in the circulatory system is lost as a result of bleeding, life could be in danger. 10% of the blood is about 600 ml in the adult, 250 ml in the child, 30 ml in the baby (Tabak and Somyurek, 2008).
Hemorrhages can be classified in several ways: Bleeding according to where the blood flows: “External Bleeding” and “Internal Bleeding” are hemorrhages seen in two ways. External Bleeding is bleeding that is outside the body. Internal Bleeding is bleeding that is out of the vein but flows into the body (Fly,2007; Earth, 2006). A bleeding in the mouth, anal region or urine may be a sign of serious organ injury or disease (Ozcan and Turkes, 2007).