Figure 5-8. Field dressing.
Twist the paper wrapper until it breaks or tear it open.
(4) Grasp the folded olive drab tails of the field dressing with both hands
(figure 5-9 A).
b. Apply the Field Dressing.
(1) Hold the field dressing directly above the wound with the white side of
the dressing material toward the wound.
Pull on the tails so that the dressing opens and flattens (figure 5-9 B).
Do not touch the white (sterile) side of the dressing. Do not allow the
white (sterile) side of the dressing come into contact with any surface
other than the wound.
(3) Place the white part of the dressing directly over the wound
(figure 5-9 C).
c. Secure the Dressing.
Place one hand on top of the dressing to hold the dressing in place.
If the casualty is conscious and able, you can have him hold the dressing in
place while you secure it.