If the amputation site is about one inch below the elbow joint, the tourniquet band
should be applied:
Between the wound and the elbow.
Directly over the elbow.
Two inches above the elbow.
Two inches distal to the shoulder joint.
A soldier has just had his forearm amputated slightly above the wrist. The
bleeding from the amputation site is not severe. What should you do first?
Apply a field dressing to the wound.
Apply a tourniquet two inches above the amputation site.
Apply a pressure dressing to the stump.
Apply a tourniquet two inches above the elbow.
Which one of the following statements gives a proper rule for tightening a
a. A tourniquet should be loose enough so that you can slip two fingers under the
b. A tourniquet should be loose enough so that you can slip the tip of one finger
under the tourniquet band.
c. A tourniquet is to be tightened until the bright red bleeding has stopped; darker
blood oozing from the wound can be ignored.
d. A tourniquet is to be tightened until both the bright red bleeding and the darker
venous bleeding have stopped completely.
Once you have tightened an improvised tourniquet, you must:
a. Secure the windlass so that the tourniquet will not unwind.
b. Apply a field dressing over the windlass.
c. Remove the windlass and tie the tails in a nonslip knot.
The lower part of the casualty's arm has been amputated. You have applied a
tourniquet. How is the stump treated?
a. The stump is dressed and bandaged.
b. The stump is left exposed to facilitate drainage.