e. Communicate the medical situation to the team leader.
f. Tactically transport the casualty, his weapon, and mission-essential
equipment to cover.
g. Recheck the bleeding control measures as the tactical situation permits.
PERFORMING TACTICAL FIELD CARE
Perform tactical field care when you and the casualty are no longer under direct
Tactical field care is care rendered by the combat lifesaver when no longer
under effective hostile fire. Tactical field care also applies to situations in
which an injury has occurred on a mission, but there is no hostile fire.
Available medical equipment is limited to that carried into the field by the
combat lifesaver and individual soldiers.
a. Communication. In the following situations, communicate medical situation
to the unit leader.
Upon determining that casualty will not be able to continue mission.
(2) Before initiating any medical procedures. (Ensure that the tactical
situation allows for time to treat the casualty before initiating any medical procedures.)
Upon any significant change in casualty's status.
b. General Impression. Form a general impression of the casualty as you
approach (extent of injuries, chance of survival, and so forth) (See Lesson 2.) Evaluate
the tactical situation.
If the casualty has suffered from a blast or penetrating trauma and has no
signs of life (no pulse and no respirations), do not perform cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR). The casualty will probably not survive and you may
expose yourself to enemy fire.