c. Position the Wad. Place the wad of material on top of the field dressing
pad directly over the wound (figure 2-12 A).
The pressure dressing is applied on top of the field dressing. The field
dressing is not removed or retied. Moving the field dressing would
interfere with any clot which had begun to form.
d. Apply the Bandage.
(1) Place the bandage (cravat) over the wad and wrap the bandage tightly
around the injured limb (figure 2-12 B).
(2) Bring the ends of the bandage back over the wound (the ends come
from opposite directions), covering the edges of the wad if possible (figure 2-12 C).
e. Tie the Bandage. Tie the ends of the bandage in a non-slip knot directly
over the wound (figure 2-12 D). The bandage should be tight enough so only the tip of
one finger can be inserted under the knot. Do not tie the bandage so tight that it cuts
off blood circulation.
f. Apply Manual Pressure. Apply additional pressure by pressing firmly with
your hand over the pressure dressing. If the casualty is able, have him apply the
manual pressure himself.
Figure 2-12. Applying a pressure dressing.