When Help Is 10 Minutes Away:
If you are in a setting where rescue is an option, the first thing to do is call 911. Tell them "Gun Shot Wound" and exactly where the injured person is located. If you've been shot, do your best to give the 911 operator all the details you can. If the wound is bleeding, cover it with a trauma dressing and apply pressure to help control bleeding. You can also use Quikclot under a dressing, if the bleeding is bad. How do you qualify "bad"? Let's just say that gushing or spurting is bad. If the victim is a companion, make sure he lies down and monitor him for shock, which is a dangerous drop in blood pressure. If a limb was shot, elevate it above the heart, as this will reduce bleeding.