2-16. LOOSEN AND RETIE THE PRESSURE DRESSING BANDAGE, IF NEEDED

If the circulation and nerve function below the wound were not impaired beforethe pressure dressing was applied but are impaired now, the bandage may be too tight.

Loosen and retie the bandage; then check the area below the wound again. If circulation and nerve function are not restored, evacuate the casualty as soon as possible.

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