Section I: APPLY A PRESSURE DRESSING TO AN OPEN WOUND ON
Situation: (Continuation of the field dressing scenario.) You have properly applied a
field dressing, manual pressure, and elevation. However, the casualty is still losing a
good deal of blood from a wound. You have decided to apply a pressure dressing. Do
Supplies: Gauze or other material appropriate to serve as the wad, triangular bandage
or other material appropriate to make a cravat, scissors.
Folds material as necessary to form pressure dressing wad (pad).
Places wad on top of the dressing directly over the wound.
Wraps a cravat (or other appropriate material) tightly around the
wad and limb.
Ties a nonslip knot directly over the wound to secure the wad.
(Should be able to insert only one fingertip under the knot of the
Checks the casualty's blood circulation below the pressure
Loosens and reties the cravat if circulation is impaired.
Applied direct manual pressure over the pressure dressing.
OVERALL EVALUATION (circle one)
(A no-go on any step gives an overall evaluation of no-go.)