f. Bring one tail across the forehead (above the eyebrows) to a point just in
front of the opposite ear (the ear on the uninjured side of the head). Bring the other
tail above the ear, low behind the back of the head at the base of the skull, and above
the other ear until it meets the first tail.
g. Tie the tails in a non-slip knot just above and in front of the ear on the
uninjured side of the head (figure 5-9). Tuck in the ends of the tails.
Figure 5-9. Tails tied in a non-slip knot and ends tucked
(wound on cheek).
5-10. MONITOR A CASUALTY WITH AN OPEN HEAD WOUND
Position the casualty (paragraph 5-5). Continue to check the casualty's level of
consciousness every 15 minutes. If the casualty falls asleep, wake the casualty to
check his level of consciousness. Be aware of any changes in the casualty's
condition. Reposition the casualty, if needed. Maintain the casualty's airway, if
needed. Do not give the casualty anything to eat or drink since eating or drinking
could cause the casualty to vomit. Treat the casualty for shock, if needed. If the
wound is serious (other than a minor scalp laceration), provide oxygen (if available)
and evacuate the casualty.