Operational Medicine Medical Education and Training

Basic First Aid in the Shipboard Environment

This video was produced by the Naval Media Center for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 1995.

This video was designed to train first responders to medical emergencies in the important immediate first steps to take in saving their shipmates. Important points are:

  • Assess the situation and call for help.
  • ABC's (Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
  • Clear the airway if obstructed
  • Check for breathing and a pulse, then other injuries
  • First Aid for:
    • Burns
    • Compound Jaw Fracture
    • Sucking Chest Wound
    • Electrical Shock
    • Traumatic Amputation
    • Eviscerated Abdomen
    • Smoke Inhalation
    • Compound Leg Fracture

This video may be freely downloaded.

Video Runtime 21:00
67 MB wmv
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Eviscerated Abdomen
Covering an Eviscerated Abdomen


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