A casualty has an open abdominal wound. A loop of intestine is protruding from the
wound and lying on the ground. What should you do?
When securing the tails of a field dressing applied to an open abdominal wound,
the bandages should be tied:
a. Loose enough to avoid putting pressure on the wound but tight enough to keep
the dressing in place.
b. Tight enough to control the bleeding but not tight enough to stop blood
As tightly as possible.
If you reinforce the abdominal dressings, where should you tie the knot of the
a. Directly over the wound.
b. On the casualty's side, but not on the same side where the tails of the field
dressing were tied.
On the casualty's side next to the knot where the tails of the field dressing are
Which of the following is/are correct procedures?
a. If the plastic envelope from the field dressing is large enough to cover the
wound and any eviscerated organs, apply the envelope (sterile side down)
before applying the dressing.
b. If an eviscerated organ is present, wash the organ with water from a canteen
before you dress the wound.
The procedures given in a and b are correct.