Section III: APPLY AN EMERGENCY TRAUMA BANDAGE TO AN
OPEN WOUND ON AN EXTREMITY
Situation: You have located a casualty (simulated) who is losing a good deal of blood
from a wound on an extremity (wound is marked or indicated on arm, forearm, thigh, or
Supplies: Emergency trauma bandage.
Removes the emergency trauma bandage from its pouch.
Places the pad (dressing) on the wound.
Wraps the elastic bandage around the extremity.
Inserts the elastic bandage completely into the pressure bar.
Pulls the elastic bandage back over the top of the pressure bar,
forcing the bar down onto the pad.
Wraps the elastic bandage tightly over the pressure bar.
Continues to wrap the elastic bandage around the limb so that all
edges of the dressing are covered.
Secures the hooking end of the closing bar into the elastic bandage
The bandage is tight enough to secure the dressing, but not tight
enough to interfere with distal blood circulation.
(A no-go on any step gives an overall evaluation of no-go.)
End of Lesson 5