You and the casualty are not in danger from enemy fire. In which of the following
situations would you apply a tourniquet without first trying to control the bleeding
with a pressure dressing?
a. Severe bleeding from a wound on the leg.
b. Severe bleeding from a wound on the forearm.
Amputation of the arm near the elbow.
d. Amputation of two or more toes.
Which of the following is preferred for an improvised tourniquet band?
a. A wire that is 36 inches long.
b. A bootlace.
A rubber band.
d. A muslin bandage folded into a cravat about three inches wide.
Should padding be placed between the tourniquet band and the casualty's limb?
Which one of the following statements gives a proper rule for tightening a
a. A tourniquet should be loose enough so that you can slip two fingers under
the tourniquet band.
b. A tourniquet should be loose enough so that you can slip the tip of one finger
under the tourniquet band.
A tourniquet is to be tightened until the bright red bleeding has stopped;
darker blood oozing from the wound can be ignored.
d. A tourniquet is to be tightened until both the bright red bleeding and the
darker venous bleeding have stopped completely.