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How should I care for a bull rider who has been gored?

First make sure someone has contacted 911. Then make sure to hold direct pressure on the wound. Do not remove the pressure or lift the dressing once it is applied. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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