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What position should you immediately place a casualty?
Any unconscious casualty (even with a suspected spinal injury) should be positioned onto their side because, quite simply, if you don’t have an airway, you don’t have a casualty.
What should you do if the wound bleeds through the emergency compression bandage?
If blood leaks through the pressure pad and bandage Apply a second pad over the first. Use a tea towel or similar bulky fabric and apply maximum pressure to the area. For major uncontrolled bleeding quickly remove the blood-soaked pad and bandage and replace with a fresh bulky pad and bandage.
What is the use of a bandage?
A bandage is used to hold a dressing in place over a wound, to create pressure over a bleeding wound for control of hemor- rhage, to secure a splint to an injured part of the body, and to provide support to an injured part.
Where do you position the knot in the end of the bandages of a emergency bandage?
Carry the free end of the bandage from the elbow across the back to the opposite shoulder tip. Gently twist the top point around the fingers, but avoid placing pressure on any injury. Tie the two ends together with a reef knot (see above) and place it just above the collarbone to avoid any neck pressure.
Why is it important to apply pressure to heavy bleeding?
Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood. You are acting as a “plug” to stop the blood escaping. The pressure you apply will help the blood clot and stop the bleeding.
What is bandaging and its importance?
Covering a break in the skin helps to control bleeding and protect against infection. Dressings are pads of gauze or cloth that can be placed directly against the wound to absorb blood and other fluids. Cloth bandages cover dressings and hold them in place.
What should you do if the wound bleeds through the emergency bandage?
- Apply direct pressure to the bleeding wound. Apply firm pressure over the wound.
- Raise the injured area.
- If a foreign body is embedded in the wound.
- Keep the patient at total rest.
- Seek medical assistance.
- If blood leaks through the pressure pad and bandage.
When using the Emergency Bandage why do you reverse the wrapping direction?
By reversing the wrapping direction and continue to bandage thewound the pad is forced onto the wound and provides directpressure and controls bleeding. When using the emergency bandage why do you reverse the wrapping direction & continue bandaging the wound once the elastic bandage is placed thru the pressure bar?
What is a spiral bandage used for?
A spiral reverse bandage is used on an extremity; such as forearm and lower or upper leg. Reverse the wrapping direction and continue bandaging the wound. By reversing the wrapping direction and continue to bandage thewound the pad is forced onto the wound and provides directpressure and controls bleeding.
Why must you seal an open chest wound?
Why must you seal an open chest wound? To stop air from entering the chest cavity and collapsing the lung Which of the following are signs and symptoms of a fracture?