APPLYING A PRESSURE DRESSING
If blood continues to seep from the dressing after you have secured the dressing,
applied manual pressure, and elevated the wound (if applicable), apply a pressure
dressing. Keep the injured extremity elevated while applying the pressure dressing.
The emergency trauma bandage (paragraph 5-17) can be used both as a
field dressing and as a pressure dressing.
a. Place a wad of padding on top of the dressing and directly over the wound
(figure 5-10). The wad can be made from a folded muslin bandage (cravat) from your
aid bag, a rag, material torn from clothing, or other material that can be folded several
b. Place a cravat over the wad of padding (figure 5-11) and wrap the cravat
tightly around the limb, covering the field dressing (figure 5-12).
Figure 5-10. Applying a wad on top of the field dressing.
Figure 5-11. Placing an improvised
Figure 5-12. Wrapping the ends of the
cravat over the wad.
cravat around the limb.