CombatFirstAidMarines

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Combat First Aid for Marines LT Sameer Bakhda, M.D. Flight Surgeon, HMLA-267   “Stingers”  SPMAGTF/February 2003
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 2 First Aid Just like our motto says – you may need  it any time, any where First responder can make a big  difference in patient outcome Remember to call for help! (911, etc.)
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 3 Overview Patient Evaluation Airway Management Choking/Rescue Breathing/CPR Sucking Chest Wound/Tension Pneumothorax Battle Dressings/Cravats Abdominal Wounds Pressure Dressings Tourniquets and Amputations
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 4 Overview Treat for Shock Head and Face Wounds Fractures and Splinting Burns/Electrical Shock/Smoke Inhalation Preventive Medicine (hygiene/water safety)
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 5 6 Steps of Basic First Aid Ensure area is safe and get help Open the airway and restore breathing Stop bleeding and protect wounds Check and treat for shock Check for other injuries and treat Give a good report to Medical
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 6 Combat vs. Civilian First Aid The best medicine on the battlefield  is fire superiority. Return fire, get the victim OUT of the  line of fire before detailed care. Some rules don’t apply on the  battlefield!
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 7 Initial Evaluation First step – evaluate the victim “Are you OK?” Establish ABCs – Airway, Breathing,  Circulation CPR if needed (separate course) Identify injuries and mechanism (how it  happened)
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 8 Initial Evaluation – CBR If a suspected CBR injury, immediately  mask the patient (and yourself!) Don your MOPP suit to protect yourself Do not expose wounds or injuries in an  CBR environment Put on dressings/tourniquets OVER  protective overgarments!
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 9 Airway
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 10 Open the Airway Check for airway obstruction/choking Use Heimlich maneuver, back blows, or  finger sweep to clear obstruction Open airway Head-tilt/chin-lift Jaw-thrust
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 11 Breathing
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February 2003 HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 12 No Breathing Tilt head back and pinch nose Give 2 full, slow breaths If not going in, check for obstruction Reposition head if needed 1 breath every 5 seconds
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HMLA-267 Combat First Aid Slide 13 Rescue Breathing/CPR This is the subject of a full course! Need refresher training if you are not 
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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