When necessary, a cravat can be improvised from
common items such as T-shirts, bed linens, trouser
legs, scarves, or any other item of pliable and durable
material that can be folded, torn, or cut to the desired
Cravat Bandage for Head.This bandage is
useful to control bleeding from wounds of the scalp or
forehead. After placing a compress over the wound,
place the center of the cravat over the compress and
carry the ends around to the opposite side; cross them,
continue to carry them around to the starting point, and
tie in a square knot.
Cravat Bandage for Eye.After applying a
compress to the affected eye, place the center of the
cravat over the compress and on a slant so that the
lower end is inclined downward. Bring the lower end
around under the ear on the opposite side. Cross the
ends in back of the head, bring them forward, and tie
them over the compress. Figure 319 shows the proper
application of a cravat bandage for the eye.
Figure 314.Triangular bandage for the chest.
Figure 315.Triangular bandage for the hip or buttock.