Figure 4-47.Protruding abdominal wounds.
Figure 4-48.Applying compresses to a protruding abdominal wound.
apply any more pressure than is necessary
severity of shock by making sure that the
to hold the compress in position. Large bat-
victim is comfortably warm and kept in the
tle dressings are ideal.
supine position. DO NOT GIVE ANY-
Treat for shock, but do not waste any time
THING TO DRINK. If the victim is
doing it. The victim must be transported
thirsty, moisten the mouth with a small
to a hospital at the earliest possible opor-
amount of water but do not allow any liq-
tunity. However, you can minimize the
uid to be swallowed.