Figure 5-22. Securing the rigid object with additional material.
5-11. MARKING THE CASUALTY
Write a "T" and the time of application on the casualty's forehead with a pen, the
casualty's blood, mud, or other substance. The "T" alerts medical personnel that a
tourniquet has been applied.
5-12. DRESSING AN AMPUTATION
After the tourniquet has been applied to an amputation of the arm or leg, place a
dressing made of soft, absorbent material over the end of the stump and secure the
dressing with bandages. The dressing will help prevent additional contamination of the
wound and will help protect the wound from additional injury.
Section III. CONTROLLING SHOCK
5-13. IDENTIFYING SHOCK
Hypovolemic (low blood volume) shock can result in death. Hypovolemic shock
is usually caused by severe bleeding, but it can also be caused by a severe loss of body
fluids from severe burns, vomiting, or diarrhea and from excessive sweating caused by
a heat injury (heat exhaustion). Other signs and symptoms of shock include:
Sweaty but cool (clammy) skin.
Restlessness, nervousness, or agitated behavior.
Confused mental process.