You have controlled the bleeding from a wound on the casualty's thigh. The
casualty lost a good deal of blood. Also, the casualty's skin appears to be pale,
cool, and clammy. His is breathing faster than normal and he is acting agitated.
The casualty is probably suffering from:
b. Cardiac arrest.
d. Blocked airway.
In most cases, the casualty's legs are placed on a stable object so that his feet are
slightly higher than the level of his heart to help control shock. In which of the
following circumstances would another position be used?
a. The casualty has an open abdominal wound.
b. The casualty has an open chest wound.
The casualty is unconscious.
d. All of the above.
A casualty has a severe wound on the forearm, but the forearm is not fractured.
Should you apply a splint to a forearm after you have controlled the bleeding with
an emergency bandage?
You are preparing a casualty with a tourniquet in place for evacuation. Should you
cover the tourniquet with a blanket, poncho, or similar material to protect it from