d. Field Dressing. The field dressing (also called the field first aid dressing or
bandage or the combat dressing) consists of a pad of sterile (germ-free) white
dressing with a bandage (usually olive-drab) already attached to the dressing pad
(figure 2-2). The field dressing is wrapped in paper which is then sealed in a plastic
envelope. The field dressing is starting to be replaced by the emergency trauma
dressing discussed below.
Figure 2-2. Field first aid dressing with individual case.
e. Emergency Trauma Dressing. The emergency trauma dressing,
sometimes called the "Israeli dressing," is a combination dressing and compression
bandage that incorporates a pressure applying locking bar and elastic bandage
(figure 2-3). This allows a great deal of pressure to be applied directly to the wound.
The emergency trauma dressing has a thin, sterile non-adherent pad with a tan elastic
bandage attached to the dressing. The emergency trauma dressing is part of the
improved first aid kit (figure 2-4) that is replacing the first aid kit shown in figure 2-2.