By Jon R. Krohmer

ISBN-10: 0756601959

ISBN-13: 9780756601959

The yankee collage of Emergency Physicians has created a necessary and complete first reduction handbook with remedies and strategies defined, step by step and illustrated with 1000's of images to teach how you can practice them accurately. that includes vital life-saving approaches, together with rescue respiring, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, remedy for a blocked airway, and different life-threatening occasions, the booklet additionally presents distinct anatomical info and provides remedies for individuals of any age in any scenario.

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Evaluate the Casualty. Be prepared to perform basic first aid measures. Always check for both entry and exit wounds. If there are two wounds (entry and exit), treat the wound that appears more serious first (for example, the heavier bleeding, protruding organs, larger wound, and so forth). It may be necessary to improvise dressings for the second wound by using strips of cloth, a T-shirt, or the cleanest material available. b. Position the Casualty. Place and maintain the casualty on his back with his knees in an upright (flexed) position (Figure 3-8).

4. Straighten and lock your elbows with your shoulders directly above your hands without bending the elbows, rocking, or allowing the shoulders to sag. Apply enough pressure to depress the breastbone 1 1/2 to 2 inches, then release the pressure completely (Figure 215D). Do this 6 to 10 times. Each thrust should be delivered quickly and distinctly. See Figure 2-16 for another view of the breastbone being depressed. Figure 2-15. Hand placement for chest thrust (Illustrated A-D). 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) Figure 2-16.

2) Support his head and neck. (3) Maintain his airway. (4) Protect him from further injury (such as hitting close-by NOTE DO NOT forcefully hold the arms and legs if they are jerking because this can lead to broken bones. DO NOT force anything between the casualty’s teeth—especially if they are tightly clenched because this may obstruct the casualty’s airway. Maintain the casualty’s airway if necessary. e. Brain Damage. In severe head injuries where brain tissue is protruding, leave the wound alone; carefully place a loose moistened dressing (moistened with sterile normal saline if available) and also a first aid dressing over the tissue to protect it from further contamination.

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