Unformatted text preview: dages. Hold the dressing in place with one hand to keep it
Grasp one tail and slide it under the casualty. DRESS AN OPEN ABDOMINAL WOUND
Reach down on the other side of the casualty, grasp
the tail under the casualty, and pull.
Bring the tail up the casualty's side, over the
dressing, and to the other side.
Wrap the other tail in the opposite direction.
Tie the tails in a nonslip knot on the outer edge of the
dressing toward the casualty's side. Do not tie the
knot over the wound site.
¡ The bandages should be tight enough to keep the dressing
from slipping. You should be able to insert two fingers
between the knot and the dressing. Elastic gauze bandages
over exposed abdominal organs (especially intestines)
should be moistened...
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- Fall '11
- Human abdomen, abdominal wound