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What is the management plan for care under fire? (1-4)

1. Return fire and take cover.
2. Direct casualty to remain engaged if appropriate.
3. Direct casualty to move to cover and apply self-aid if able.
4. Try to keep the casualty from sustaining additional wounds.


What is the management plan for care under fire? (5-7)

5. extricate from burning vehicles or buildings and stop the burning
6. Stop life-threatening external hemorrhage if tactically feasible:
7. Airway management is generally best deferred until the Tactical Field Care phase.


What can we do to stop external hemorrhage while managing care under fire?

***if tactically feasible****
1. Direct casualty to control hemorrhage
2. Use limb tourniquet
3. Apply the limb tourniquet over the uniform “high and tight”


What is the Basic Management Plan for Tactical Field Care: Basic Considerations

1. Establish a security perimeter
2. Maintain tactical situational awareness.
3. Triage casualties as required.


Casualties with any sort of ALOC should have what done?

1. Weapons and communication equipment taken away
2. placed in recovery position w/ airway open and maybe OPA/NPA inserted


If bleeding is not controlled with the first tourniquet, ...

1. if able, check to make sure sufficiently tight
2. apply a second tourniquet side-by-side with the first.


If tourniquet is not an option because of location, what can I do and what is the procedure? When is this done?

1. Pack wound w/ Combat Gauze
2. hold pressure for at least 3min if possible (if necessary find someone else)
3. done during tactical field care (not care under fire)