Head Wounds

1172 WordsJun 5, 20125 Pages
Perform First Aid for an Open Head Wound Conditions: You see a casualty who has an open head wound. The casualty is breathing. You will need the casualty's emergency bandage or field dressing and a canteen of water. Standards: Apply a dressing to the wound following the correct sequence, without causing further injury to the casualty. Properly position the casualty and secure the dressing without applying unnecessary pressure. Performance Steps 1. Check the casualty's level of consciousness. a. Question the casualty. (1) "What is your name?" (2) "Where are you?" (3) "What is today's date (day, month, and year)?" STP 21-1-SMCT 18 June 2009 081-831-1033 3-69 Performance Steps b. Report incorrect answers, inability to answer,…show more content…
(2) Wrap one tail down under the chin and bring it up in front of the ear over the dressing to a point just above, and in front of, the opposite ear. WARNING Ensure the tails remain wide and close to the front of the chin to avoid choking the casualty. (3) Wrap the other tail down under the chin in the opposite direction and up the side of the head to meet the first tail. (4) Cross the tails. (5) Wrap one tail across the forehead above the eyebrows to a point just above and in front of the opposite ear. (6) Wrap the other tail above the ear, low over the back of the head, and above the opposite ear to meet the other tail. (7) Tie the tails using a nonslip knot. c. Side of the head or cheek. (1) Apply the dressing, white side down, directly over the wound with the tails extending up and down. (2) Wrap the top tail over the top of the head, down in front of the ear, under the chin, and up over the dressing to a point just above the ear. (3) Wrap the other tail in the opposite direction to meet the first tail. STP 21-1-SMCT 18 June 2009 081-831-1033 3-71 Performance Steps (4) Cross the tails and complete the procedure as follows: (a) Wrap one tail across the forehead above the eyebrows to a point just above, and in front of, the opposite ear. (b) Wrap the other tail above the ear, low over the back of the head, and above the opposite ear to meet the other tail. (c) Tie the tails using a nonslip knot. 5.
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