d. Primary Survey: C--Circulation and Hemorrhage Control.
(1) Pulse. Begin by checking to see if the patient has a pulse. Take the
carotid and/or the femoral pulse, if possible. Check the pulse for its quality, rate, and
(2) Bleeding. Identify and control bleeding that is so severe the patient is at
risk from bleeding to death. You can control rapid loss of blood by direct pressure. If
the bleeding wound is in the abdomen or lower extremity of the patient's body, you must
use Medical Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST).
Figure 3-4. Pulse sites.