Mark the box to indicate the type of injury.
(a) If the casualty is suffering trauma (battle casualty), mark the box in
front of "BC/BC."
(b) If the casualty is a nuclear, biological agent, or chemical agent
casualty, mark the box in front of "NBC/NBC."
(c) If the casualty is ill and is not classifiable as one of the three other
categories, mark the box in front of "DISEASE/MALADE."
(d) If the casualty is suffering from combat stress or other
psychological injury, mark the box in front of "PSYCH/PSYCH."
(2) Use the figures in the left portion of the block to show the location of the
casualty's injury or injuries. Note that there are two figures, one for injuries to the front
and one for injuries to the back. Be sure that the casualty has been checked for both
entrance wounds and exit wounds.
(3) Mark the appropriate box or boxes to describe the casualty's injury or
injuries. If the box for "OTHER" is checked, enter the description in the area below the
boxes/descriptions. If the casualty's condition has been covered in one of the boxes in
the column, then the "OTHER" block should not be marked.
c. Block 4. Check the appropriate box for level of consciousness. Use the
AVPU system described in paragraph 1-4c of Lesson 1. An illustration of block 4 of the
Field Medical Card is shown in figure 7-5.
4. LEVEL OF CONCIOUSNESS / NIVEAU DE CONSCIENCE
ALERT / ALERTE
PAIN RESPONSE / REPONSE A LA DOULER
VERBAL RESPONSE / REPONSE VEBALE
UNRESPONSIVE / SANS REPONSE
Figure 7-5. Block 4 of the FMC.
d. Block 9. Enter a brief description of the treatment given in block 9. Use
approved abbreviations, if possible. (See paragraph 7-7 for a partial list of approved
abbreviations.) If needed, use block 14 on the back of the card for additional space. An
illustration of block 9 of the Field Medical Card is shown in figure 7-6.