a. Replace Tourniquet.
Remove the old tourniquet.
Remove any remaining clothing or dressing covered by the old
Place the new tourniquet to 1 inch above the old tourniquet.
Decontaminate a large area around the existing tourniquet.
b. Decontaminate and Irrigate.
(1) Decontaminate the newly exposed areas of skin with the 0.5 percent
calcium hypochlorite solution.
(2) Irrigate the wound with water, saline solution, or, if the wound is
suspected to be contaminated, use 0.5 percent calcium hypochlorite solution.
(3) Place the removed tourniquet, dressings, and clothing in a contaminated
a. Use the M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper or the chemical agent monitor to
check the casualty a second time.
3-17. TRANSFER THE CASUALTY TO THE SHUFFLE PIT
a. Transfer Casualty to the Shuffle Pit. After the casualty's clothing has been
cut away and the casualty's skin has been decontaminated, the litter is transferred to
the shuffle pit and placed upon the litter stands. The shuffle pit is sufficiently wide that
members of the team cannot straddle it.
b. Decontaminate Yourself. Personnel decontaminate themselves be rinsing
their butyl rubber gloves and apron with a 5 percent calcium hypochlorite solution.
c. Transfer Casualty to Clean Litter. Lift the casualty from the
decontamination litter and transfer him to the clean litter using the technique as in