A constricting band is a pad, a band, and a
device for tightening the band so that the
blood vessels will be compressed. Only use a
constricting band when hemorrhage cant be
controlled any other way. Constricting bands
are used above the wound. They arent used
for wounds on the head, neck, or body.
A7. When a constricting band or a battle dressing has
been applied, only medical personnel should
A battle dressing is a combination compress
and bandage, in which a sterile gauze pad is
fastened to a gauze, muslin, or adhesive
A9. When applying a battle dressing, you should
make sure that the dressing covers the entire
REVIEW 4 ANSWERS
Shock is a condition where the blood
circulation is seriously disturbed.
A2. The symptoms of shock in a person are
a. Weak and rapid pulse
b. Shallow, rapid, and irregular breathing
c. Lower temperaturethe arms, face, and
legs feel cold to the touch
e. Pale skin color; however, in some cases, it
may be bluish or reddish
f. Dilated (enlarged) pupils
g. Thirst and an feeling of weakness,
faintness, or dizziness
True, you should keep an injured person warm
enough to be comfortable, but not warm enough
to become overheated.
If you suspect that a person is in shock, you
should keep the person lying flat on his/her
back with the feet slightly elevated (raised) so
that the position encourages the blood to flow
back to the brain.
REVIEW 5 ANSWERS
A1. In the Navy, the most frequent suicide victim is
an enlisted male between 17 and 24 years old
and in paygrades E-1 through E-6.
A2. The most common causes of suicide are
a. Breakup of a close relationship
b. Death of a loved one
c. Loss of social or financial status
d. Effects of drugs and/or alcohol
Depression is often associated with suicide.
A4. Some actions you can take if you believe
someone is suicidal are
a. Take all threats seriously
b. Confront the problem
c. Answer cries for help
d. Let the person know you care
f. Get professional help
g. Dont leave the person alone
REVIEW 6 ANSWERS
A1. Burns are defined as follows:
a. First-degree burnMildest burn. Slight
re d n e s s , t e n d e rn e s s , a n d i n c re a s e d
temperature of the burned area.
b. Second-degree burnMore serious than
first-degree burn. Inner skin may be
damaged, blistering, severe pain, some
dehydration, and possible shock.
c. Third-degree burnMost serious burn.
Skin is destroyed and possibly tissue and
muscle beneath it. Skin may be charred or
white and lifeless (from scalds). Some form
of shock will result.