One of the characters in my story loses his right arm in a fight. How long would he last without aid? The character attempts to use the sleeve of his jacket to stop the bleeding, but it's crude at best.
Quick Wikipedia and google searches led me to discover that death would result in a few minutes without any aid whatsoever, but I'm unsure of how it would work in this case.
Also, would partial cauterization of the wound slow the bleeding or even stop it completely?