After applying the pressure dressing and manual pressure, check for continued bleeding from the wound.
a. If the wound continues to bleed profusely, apply a tourniquet.
CAUTION: A tourniquet is not used for wounds to the head, neck, or trunk.
NOTE: A tourniquet is not used for a wound on the hand or foot. Bleeding from such injuries can be controlled using a dressing, manual pressure, and elevation.
b. If the bleeding has been controlled, proceed to check the casualty for other injuries. Continue to monitor the pressure dressing. If bleeding begins again, apply manual pressure. Apply a tourniquet, if needed. Also, monitor the casualty for signs of shock (Lesson 7).