Penetrating wound--Pen W
Perforating wound--Perf W
ATTACHING THE FIELD MEDICAL CARD
a. Remove Card. After you have initiated the Field Medical Card, remove the
original Field Medical Card from the pad. Be careful to not tear out the duplicate (white
sheet) out of the pad.
Check the casualty's name, rank, and social security number on the duplicate
to make sure the entries are legible.
If the casualty has been returned to duty, do not remove the Field Medical
Card from the pad. Both the card and duplicate remain in the pad.
b. Attach Card. The wire attached to the Field Medical Card is used to secure
the card to the casualty's clothing. Attach the card to casualty's uniform by threading
the wire through the top buttonhole of uniform and then twisting the wire. Position the
Field Medical Card so that it remains in plain view, such as shown in figure 7-17.
Medical personnel will use the information on the card to treat the casualty and will
record the additional treatment on the card.
c. Store Pad. Return the pad to your aid bag. You will keep the duplicate
sheets in the pad until you are told to turn them in.
Figure 7-17. Field Medical Card attached to a casualty's clothing.