off the wounded area. Once a battle dressing has
been applied to a wound, it shouldnt be removed except
by medical personnel. Each ship in the Navy holds
periodic training on first aid. There are always new and
updated techniques on how to administer first-aid
procedures, including how to apply battle dressings.
Pay particular attention to these training sessions and
learn as must as you possibly can.
REVIEW 3 QUESTIONS
Q1. List the three types of blood vessels the body
uses to circulate blood.
Q2. Under what condition is hemorrhage (bleeding)
severe enough to endanger life?
Q3. A loss of how many pints of blood will usually
Q4. What color is blood carried by (a) capillaries, (b)
veins, and (c) arteries?
Q5. What is the only way to stop serious bleeding?
Figure 14-10.Direct pressure.
Figure 14-12.Battle dressing.
Figure 14-13.Applying a constricting band.