f. Seek Help. If possible, send a soldier to get the combat medic.
If the casualty is in shock, do not give him anything to eat or drink.
If you leave the casualty in order to seek medical help, tell the casualty
that you are going to get medical help and will return. Before leaving,
turn the casualty's head to one side. This position will help to keep the
casualty from choking should he vomit.
5-15. EVACUATING THE CASUALTY
Evacuate the casualty with a tourniquet to the nearest medical treatment facility
(MTF) as soon as possible. See Lesson 9.
a. Do not cover the tourniquet. Leave the tourniquet in full view so that medical
personnel can locate it quickly.
b. Continually monitor the casualty for development of conditions that may
require the performance of necessary basic lifesaving measures such as opening the
airway, performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and preventing shock.
c. If an amputation is involved, try to save the amputated part of the limb and
evacuate the amputated part with the casualty. If possible, rinse amputated part free of
debris, wrap it loosely in saline-moistened sterile gauze, seal the amputated part in a
plastic bag or cravat, and place it in a cool container. Do not freeze the amputated part.
Do not place amputated part in water. Do not place the amputated part directly on ice.
Do not use dry ice to cool the amputated part.
Do not place the amputated part so that it is in view of the casualty.
d. If the amputation is incomplete, splint the limb.
e. Initiate a DD Form 1380, U. S. Field Medical Card, (see Lesson 7) and attach
the card to the casualty.