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General The longer a service member bleeds from a major wound, the less likely he will be able to survive his injuries. It is, therefore, important that the first aid provider promptly stop the external bleeding. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) 2-14. Clothing In evaluating the casualty for location, type, and size of the wound or injury, cut or tear his clothing and carefully expose the entire area of the wound. This procedure is necessary to properly visualize injury and avoid further contamination. Clothing stuck to the wound should be left in place to avoid further injury.
In most instances visible bleeding from the head can be controlled by application of the field first aid dressing. CAUTION DO NOT attempt to put unnecessary pressure on the wound or attempt to push any brain matter back into the head (skull). DO NOT apply a pressure dressing. c. Concussion. If an individual receives a heavy blow to the head or face, he may suffer a brain concussion (an injury to the brain that involves a temporary loss of some or all of the brain’s ability to function). For example, the casualty may not breathe properly for a short period of time, or he may become confused and stagger when he attempts to walk.
C) Press the fists into the abdomen with a quick backward and upward thrust (Figure 2-12). 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) Figure 2-12. Profile view of abdominal thrust. movement. (d) Each thrust should be a separate and distinct NOTE Continue performing abdominal thrusts until the obstruction is expelled or the casualty becomes unresponsive. (e) If the casualty becomes unresponsive, call for help as you proceed with steps to open the airway, and perform rescue breathing. ) (2) Apply chest thrusts. An alternate technique to the abdominal thrust is the chest thrust.