(3) If the casualty does not have a pulse, give the casualty two full breaths
and resume administering CPR. (Note: If there is no possibility of help arriving unless
you make a telephone or radio call and a telephone or radio is readily available, quickly
telephone or radio for help.) Continue to check for the return of pulse and breathing
after every five cycles (5 cycles = approximately 2 minutes) of compression/ventilation.
m. Evacuate the Casualty. If possible, evacuate the casualty to a medical
treatment facility. Continue administering CPR or rescue breathing en route if needed.
If the casualty is breathing on his own, continue to observe him and be prepared to
resume administering CPR since his condition could deteriorate rapidly without warning.
Even if the casualty appears to recover, he needs to be examined by a physician as
soon as possible.
n. Terminate Efforts, If Required. Keep administering CPR until one of the
(1) The casualty's heart resumes beating adequately on its own. (If this
happens, continue rescue breathing.)
(2) The casualty's heart resumes beating on its own and he also resumes
breathing adequately on his own. (If this happens, look for injuries.)
(3) You are joined by another qualified person. (If this happens, change to
two-rescuer CPR as described in paragraph 4-3.)
(4) You are relieved by a physician or other medical personnel. (If this
happens, perform other duties as required.)
(5) You are ordered to stop by a physician or other qualified person
authorized to pronounce the casualty as being dead. (In a military treatment facility,
only a physician has this authority.)
You are too exhausted to continue.
In general, when in the tactical environment, serious consideration
should be given before administering CPR to the combat casualty.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation actions require your entire concentration
and will prohibit you from attending to casualties that you may be able to