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Initiate Treatment for Axillary Wounds

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Nicholas Ray

on 21 July 2014

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Transcript of Initiate Treatment for Axillary Wounds

Which is?
Place Elastic Bandage
Leave a tail to tie off
Wrap all & Cover dressing
Secure with end of bandage & Tail
Use Shoulders as anchors
You have a casualty who is bleeding externally from an axillary wound. You will need gloves, 6 inch elastic bandage,
combat gauze, kerlix, 2 or 3 inch tape, and an assistant to hold pressure. You are not in a CBRN environment.
Secure with Tape & Swath Arm
2" or 3" tape wrapping a minimum of 1-1/2 times around tail & knot.
Swath arm to torso.
Check on Learning
What are things to consider when exposing these types of wounds?
Initiate Treatment for Axillary Wounds
Expose the Wound
Do not hesitate.
Check for exit wounds.
Pack the Wound with Combat Gauze
Using the 4 "P's"
3 Minutes
Finish with Kerlix
Terminal Learning Objective
Identify & Treat a axillary wound following the exact performance steps.
Initiate treatment for axillary wounds and control bleeding without causing further injury to the casualty.

Continue to assess for Bleeding
What is the suggested size bandage for these types of wounds?
Why is it necessary to swath the arm to the torso?
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