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Extra info for ACEP First Aid Manual, 2nd edition
If the field dressing is not large enough to cover the entire wound, the plastic wrapper from the dressing may be used to cover the wound first (placing the field dressing on top). Open the plastic wrapper carefully without touching the inner surface. If necessary, other improvised dressings may be made from clothing, blankets, or the cleanest materials available. WARNING If there is an object extending from the wound, DO NOT remove it. Place as much of the wrapper over the wound as possible without dislodging or moving the object.
B) If a pulse is found and the casualty is not breathing, continue rescue breathing. (c) If a pulse is not found, seek medically trained personnel for help as soon as possible. 2-8. Mouth-to-Nose Method Use this method if you cannot perform mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing because the casualty has a severe jaw fracture or mouth wound or his jaws are tightly closed by spasms. The mouth-to-nose method is performed in the same way as the mouth-to-mouth method except that you blow into the nose while you hold the lips closed with one hand at the chin.
The service members life may depend upon how quickly you apply an occlusive dressing over the wound (refer to paragraph 3-5). Figure 3-1. Collapsed lung. 3-5. First Aid for Chest Wounds a. Evaluate the Casualty. Be prepared to perform first aid measures. These measures may include clearing the airway, rescue breathing, treatment for shock, and/or bleeding control. b. 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.
ACEP First Aid Manual, 2nd edition by Jon R. Krohmer