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Tie the dressing firmly enough to secure the dressing without interfering with the casualty’s breathing. Figure 3-6. Tails of dressing tied into square knot over center of dressing. NOTE When practical, apply direct manual pressure over the dressing for 5 to 10 minutes to help control the bleeding. f. Position the Casualty. Position the casualty on his injured side or in a sitting position, whichever makes breathing easier (Figure 3-7). Figure 3-7. Casualty positioned (lying) on injured side. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) g.

Expose the Wound. If appropriate, cut or remove the casualty’s clothing to expose the wound. 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.

Gunshot or shrapnel wounds. • Crush injuries. • Blows to the body (which can cause broken bones or damage to internal organs). or missile). 2-23. • Head injuries. • Penetrating wounds (such as from a knife, bayonet, Signs and Symptoms of Shock Examine the casualty to see if he has any of the following signs and symptoms: • 2-30 Sweaty but cool skin (clammy skin). 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) • Weak and rapid pulse. • Paleness of skin (in dark-skinned individuals they may have a grayish look to their skin).

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