=== How to treat ===
'''This guide is for minor cuts only''', i.e. where the cut does not go deeper than the skin. See the sections on [[First_aid_for_self-harm_resource:_cuts#Go_to_A_.26_E.2Fget_urgent_medical_help.2C_if...|going to A&E]] or [[First_aid_for_self-harm_resource:_cuts#Call_an_ambulance_if...|calling an ambulance]] for indications of more serious injuries.
'''If blood is spurting or pouring from the wound, you have punctured an artery - call 999 urgently.'''
Stop the bleeding by applying '''pressure'''. As you do this, keep the cut '''elevated''' above your heart if possible. Then '''clean''' the wound before '''dressing''' it.