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Tourniquets, for maximum effectiveness, should be placed on the upper arm or above the knee on the thigh (Figure 2-32). Figure 2-32. Tourniquet above knee. (2) The tourniquet should be well-padded. If possible, place the tourniquet over the smoothed sleeve or trouser leg to prevent the skin from being pinched or twisted. If the tourniquet is long enough, wrap it around the limb several times, keeping the material as flat as possible. Damaging the skin may deprive the surgeon of skin required to cover an amputation.
1/AFMAN 44-163(I) b. If still unable to ventilate the casualty, perform 6 to 10 manual (abdominal or chest) thrusts. (1) To perform the abdominal thrusts: (a) Kneel astride the casualty’s thighs (Figure 2-14). Figure 2-14. Abdominal thrust on unresponsive casualty. (b) Place the heel of one hand against the casualty’s abdomen (in the midline slightly above the navel but well below the tip of the breastbone). Place your other hand on top of the first one. Point your fingers toward the casualty’s head.
Further, the casualty may show signs of shock (paragraph 1-6b) indicating a need for oxygen. You should assist the casualty and treat him as though he had a complete obstruction. (2) Complete airway obstruction. A complete obstruction (no air exchange) is indicated if the casualty cannot speak, breathe, or cough at all. He may be clutching his neck and moving erratically. In an unconscious casualty, a complete obstruction is also indicated if after opening his airway you cannot ventilate him.