a. After any needed immediate live-saving aid has been administered, move the
casualty to an area where additional aid can be given.
b. If possible, send a soldier to find a combat medic.
c. Administer additional care until the combat medic arrives or until you are told
to resume your combat duties. Now that you are in a safe area, you can render care
that you could not administer while under fire.
When the combat medic arrives, he may require your assistance,
especially if several soldiers require treatment.
d. Reassure the casualty. Show confidence in your actions.
e. If you have administered the needed care and a combat medic has not
arrived, initiate a Field Medical Card for the casualty (see Lesson 7).
f. If needed, request aeromedical evacuation (see Lesson 8) and/or evacuate
the casualty (see Lesson 9).
a. Preventable Deaths. As discussed in Lesson 1, the three primary
preventable causes of death from injury on the battlefield are:
(1) Severe bleeding from an arm or leg wound (apply a tourniquet or
emergency trauma dressing).
Collapsed lung (perform needle chest decompression).
(3) Blockage of the nose and throat from an injury to the face (insert a
b. Special Situations. Listed below are some situations in which you should
avoid treating the casualty while under fire.
Your own life is in imminent danger.
There are other soldiers in your area who require treatment more