LESSON EXERCISES: LESSON 5
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the letter of the response
that best answers the question or best completes the sentence or by writing the answer
in the space provided.
After you have answered all of the exercises, check your answers against the
"Solutions to Lesson Exercises" at the end of the exercises. For each exercise
answered incorrectly, reread the lesson material referenced.
Exercises for Section I
What is the leading preventable cause of death on the battlefield?
The pad of material placed on the wound to absorb the blood is called the
_____________________; the material used to keep the first pad of material from
slipping off the wound is called the _____________________________.
Why should you push away any loose clothing near a casualty's open wound
before applying a field dressing?
To allow the wound to get air.
To provide a sterile work area.
To see the extent of the wound.
To apply ointment to the wound.
A casualty is bleeding from a wound in the leg. Part of the trouser material next to
the wound is stuck to the wound. You should:
a. Tear or cut around the stuck material so as to not pull the material from the
b. Gently pull the material from the wound area.