FM 21-11 First Aid for Soldiers

By United States Army

FM 21-11 First relief for squaddies, describes first reaction to wounds inflicted at the battlefield.

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If the casualty is in a position, he (6) Wrap one tail down below the chin (Figure 3-6), up in entrance of the ear, over the dressing, and in entrance of the opposite ear. 3-10 FM 21-11 caution (Make yes the tails stay vast and shut to front of the chin to prevent choking the casualty. ) (7) Wrap the rest tail less than the chin within the other way and up the facet of the face to satisfy the 1st tail (Figure 3-7). (8) go the tails (Figure 3-8), bringing one round the brow (above the eyebrows) and the opposite round the again of the pinnacle (at the bottom of the cranium) to some extent simply above and in entrance of the other ear, and tie them utilizing a nonslip knot (Figure 3-9). 3-11 FM 21-11 g. follow a Triangular Bandage to the pinnacle. to use a triangular bandage to the top– (1) flip the bottom (longest aspect) of the bandage up and middle its base on heart of the brow, letting the purpose (apex) fall at the again of the neck (Figure 3-10 A). the apex. (2) Take the ends in the back of the pinnacle and move the ends over (3) Take them over the brow and tie them (Figure 3-10 B). (4) Tuck the apex at the back of the crossed a part of the bandage and/or safe it with a security pin, if on hand (Figure 3-10 C). 3-12 C 2, FM 21-11 h. follow a Cravat Bandage to the top. to use a cravat bandage to the top– (1) position the center of the bandage over the dressing (Figure 3-11 A). (2) move the 2 ends of the bandage in contrary instructions thoroughly round the head (Figure 3-11 B). (3) Tie the ends over the dressing (Figure 3-11 C). part II. supply right FIRST reduction FOR FACE AND NECK accidents 3-5. Face accidents gentle tissue accidents of the face and scalp are universal. Abrasions (scrapes) of the outside reason no critical difficulties. Contusions (injury with no holiday within the pores and skin) often reason swelling. A contusion of the scalp appears to be like and sounds like a lump. Laceration (cut) and avulsion (torn away tissue) accidents also are universal. Avulsions are usually prompted whilst a pointy blow 3-13 C 2, FM 21-11 separates the scalp from the cranium underneath it. as the face and scalp are richly provided with blood vessels (arteries and veins), wounds of those parts often bleed seriously. 3-6. Neck accidents Neck accidents may end up in heavy bleeding. practice handbook strain above and lower than the harm and try and keep an eye on the bleeding. follow a dressing. continuously review the casualty for a potential neck fracture/spinal twine damage; if suspected, search scientific therapy instantly. ★ be aware identify and preserve the airway in instances of facial or neck accidents. If a neck fracture or/ spinal wire harm is suspected, immobilize or stabilize casualty. See bankruptcy four for extra info on remedy of spinal accidents. 3-7. method while a casualty has a face or neck damage, practice the measures less than. a. the first step. transparent the airway. Be ready to accomplish any of the elemental lifesaving steps. transparent the casualty’s airway (mouth) together with your palms, eliminate any blood, mucus, items of damaged the teeth or bone, or bits of flesh, in addition to any dentures.

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