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Head injuries are classified as open or closed wounds. An open wound is one that is visible, has a break in the skin, and usually has evidence of bleeding. A closed wound may be visible (such as a depression in the skull) or the first aid provider may not be able to see any apparent injury (such as internal bleeding). Some head injuries result in unconsciousness; however, a service member may have a serious head wound and still be conscious. Casualties with head and neck injuries should be treated as though they also have a spinal injury.

However, DO NOT attempt to remove clothing that is stuck to the wound; removing it may cause further injury. CAUTION DO NOT REMOVE protective clothing in a chemical environment. Apply dressings over the protective clothing. (2) Gently pick up any organs that may be on the ground. Do this with a clean, dry dressing or with the cleanest available material. Place the organs on top of the casualty’s abdomen (Figure 3-9). Figure 3-9. Protruding organs placed near wound. NOTE DO NOT probe, clean, or try to remove any foreign object from the abdomen.

If you are unable to open his mouth, cross your fingers and thumb (crossed-finger method) and push his teeth apart (Figure 2-18) by pressing your thumb against his upper teeth and pressing your finger against his lower teeth. Figure 2-17. Opening casualty’s mouth (tongue-jaw lift). 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) Figure 2-18. Opening casualty’s mouth (crossed-finger method). 2. Insert the index finger of the other hand down along the inside of his cheek to the base of the tongue. Use a hooking motion from the side of the mouth toward the center to dislodge the foreign body (Figure 2-19).

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