Vented Chest Seal, Occlusive Dressing & Burping

Subject: Ranger Life Saver Product:

Video by the Commission on Tactical Combat Casualty Care


This video demonstrates the proper steps for the application of the vented chest seal and occlusive dressing and how to burp the occlusive dressing. This video covers the following topics:

-How to inspect the thorax and occlude wound with hand

-How to remove and apply occlusive dressing and/or vented chest seal

-How to burp the occlusive dressing -How to clear any clots from the injured area

-How to reassess the casualty after application

Always find the latest TCCC at or download the "Deployed Medicine" app on your smart phone or tablet. Joint Trauma System (JTS) / Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care(CoTCCC). The CoTCCC is the branch of the JTS focused on the standard of care for prehospital battlefield medicine. The JTS is the Department of Defense Center of Excellence for Trauma providing clinical practice guidelines and performance improvement for all levels of military trauma care.