By Jon R. Krohmer
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Remember, DO NOT remove clothing that is stuck to the wound because additional injury may result. DO NOT attempt to clean the wound. NOTE Examine the casualty to see if there is an entry and exit wound. If there are two wounds (entry, exit), perform the same procedure for both wounds. Treat the more serious (heavier bleeding, larger) wound first. It may be necessary to improvise a dressing for the second wound by using strips of cloth, such as a torn T-shirt, or whatever material is available. Also, listen for sucking sounds to determine if the chest wall is punctured.
Wrap the ends tightly around the injured limb, covering the previously placed field dressing (Figure 2-29). Figure 2-28. Improvised dressing over wad of padding Figure 2-29. Ends of improvised dressing wrapped tightly around limb. c. Tie the ends together in a nonslip knot, directly over the wound site (Figure 2-30). DO NOT tie so tightly that it has a tourniquet-like effect. If bleeding continues and all other measures have failed, or if the limb is severed, then apply a tourniquet. Use the tourniquet as a LAST RESORT.
Shaking open the field dressing. (2) Place the white side of the dressing on the plastic wrapper covering the wound (Figure 3-4). Figure 3-4. Field dressing placed on plastic wrapper. NOTE Use the casualty’s field dressing, not your own. (3) Have the casualty breathe normally. (4) While maintaining pressure on the dressing, grasp one tail of the field dressing with the other hand and wrap it around the casualty’s back. If tape is available, tape three sides of the plastic wrapper to the chest wall to provide occlusive type dressing.
ACEP First Aid Manual, 2nd edition by Jon R. Krohmer