Section I: APPLY A FIELD DRESSING TO AN OPEN WOUND ON AN EXTREMITY
Situation: You have located a casualty (simulated) with severe bleeding from a wound
on an extremity (wound is marked or indicated on arm, forearm, thigh, or leg).
Supplies: Field dressing(s), scissors.
Checks for entrance and exit wounds. (If exit wound is found,
treats the more serious wound first.)
Removes the field dressing from plastic and paper wrappers
without contaminating the white side of the dressing.
Grasps the tails of the field dressing with both hands, holds the
dressing directly over the wound with the white side down, pulls the
dressing open, and places the dressing pad directly over the wound.
Holds (or has casualty hold) the dressing in place and wraps one tail
around the injured limb, covering one exposed edge of the dressing.
Wraps other tail in opposite direction so the other edge of the
dressing pad is covered.
Ties the tails into a nonslip knot over outer edge of the dressing
(not over the wound). Dressing should be secure, but be able
to insert two fingers under the knot.
Checks the casualty's blood circulation below the bandage.
Loosens and reties tails if the circulation is impaired.
Applies direct manual pressure over the dressing (or has the
casualty apply pressure if he is able).
Elevates the wound above the level of the heart if the limb is not
OVERALL EVALUATION (circle one)
(A no-go on any step gives an overall evaluation of no-go.)