A. Applying a wad on top of the
B. Placing an improvised cravat over
Wrapping the cravat around
D. Nonslip knot tied on top of the
dressing and over the wound.
Figure 5-10. Applying an improvised pressure dressing.
(2) If the wound continues to bleed, apply digital pressure. If applying digital
pressure does not control the bleeding, apply a tourniquet.
5-16. APPLYING AN IMPROVISED TOURNIQUET
In the absence of a specially designed tourniquet such as the CAT, a tourniquet
may be made from a strong, pliable material such as gauze or muslin bandages and
clothing. An improvised tourniquet is used with a rigid, stick-like object. To minimize
skin damage, ensure that the improvised tourniquet is at least two inches wide.