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Perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Station A – FIRST AID – Point A-1

TASK: Perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

TEST CONDITIONS: Given a casualty who is unconscious and does not appear to be breathing. The candidate is not in a chemical environment.

TEST STANDARDS: Perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation following the correct sequence. Continue giving breaths at the rate of about ten to twelve each minute until the casualty starts to breathe on his or her own, until a qualified person relieves you, or until you become too tired to continue.

SOLDIER’S MANUAL CROSSWALK: Task number 081-831-1042 in STP-21-1-SMCT, October 1994, and FM 21-11.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: Resuscitation training mannequin (DVC. 08-15), alcohol, swabs or cotton balls, field table, clipboard, pen, chlorine disinfectant, and FB Form 20-5.1-R.

SITE SETUP: Place the mannequin face down on a poncho and place alcohol and cotton balls on the field table.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates–

“Let me have your attention. At this point you must perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, following the correct sequence.

“Continue giving breaths at the rate of about ten to twelve each minute until the casualty starts to breathe on his or her own, until you are relieved by qualified person, or until you are too tired to go on.

“The casualty is unconscious. You will perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with this mannequin. Before this test, the mannequin’s mouth and nose were disinfected.

“When I give the command, ‘BEGIN,’ start the task. Continue until I tell you to stop. Do you understand what you must do?”

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read.

Pause five seconds and then say–


Allow the candidate to proceed until you are satisfied that he has performed the task correctly and then say–


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