OPENING AND MANAGING A CASUALTY'S AIRWAY
Open and manage the airway of a simulated casualty.
Given a simulated casualty and a combat lifesaver medical equipment set.
Score a GO on the performance checklist.
Additional injuries to the casualty are prevented.
STP 21-1-SMCT, Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks: Skill Level 1.
FM 4-25.11, First Aid.
MOVING TO SAFETY
If a casualty is not breathing, you must take measures to restore respiration
(breathing) as soon as possible. You must be in a situation in which you and the
casualty are not under hostile fire before treating breathing problems. If you are under
enemy fire, quickly move yourself and the casualty to a location where you can safely
administer measures to restore breathing. (See Lessons 1 and 2.)
CHECKING THE CASUALTY FOR RESPONSIVENESS
If the casualty appears to be unconscious, check the casualty for
responsiveness. Ask in a loud, but calm, voice: "Are you okay?" Also, gently shake or
tap the casualty on the shoulder. If the casualty does not respond, you will need to
position the casualty and open his airway.
POSITIONING THE CASUALTY
If the casualty is not on his back, turn him onto his back using the following
a. Kneel beside the casualty.