New PDF release: ACEP First Aid Manual, 2nd edition

By Jon R. Krohmer

ISBN-10: 0756601959

ISBN-13: 9780756601959

The yankee university of Emergency Physicians has created a vital and entire first relief handbook with remedies and methods defined, step by step and illustrated with enormous quantities of pictures to teach how one can practice them accurately. that includes very important life-saving strategies, together with rescue respiring, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, therapy for a blocked airway, and different life-threatening occasions, the ebook additionally offers special anatomical info and provides remedies for individuals of any age in any scenario.

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1/AFMAN 44-163(I) Figure 2-16. Breastbone depressed 1 1/2 to 2 inches. (b) Repeat the sequence of chest thrust, finger sweep, and rescue breathing as long as necessary to clear the object from the obstructed airway. See paragraph (3) below. his pulse. (c) If the casualty’s chest rises, proceed to feeling for (3) If you still cannot administer rescue breathing due to an airway obstruction, then remove the airway obstruction using the procedures in steps (a) and (b) below. (a) Place the casualty on his back, face up, turn the unresponsive casualty as a unit, and call out for help.

6) Loosely tie the tails with a square knot at the casualty’s side (Figure 3-11). Figure 3-11. Dressing applied and tails tied with a square knot. WARNING When the dressing is applied, DO NOT put pressure on the wound or exposed internal parts, because pressure could cause further injury (vomiting, ruptured intestines, and so forth). Therefore, tie the dressing ties (tails) loosely at casualty’s side, not directly over the dressing.

Damaging the skin may deprive the surgeon of skin required to cover an amputation. Protection of the skin also reduces pain. c. Applying the Tourniquet. (1) Tie a half-knot. ) (2) Place a stick (or similar rigid object) on top of the halfknot (Figure 2-33). Figure 2-33. Rigid object on top of half-knot. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) (3) Tie a full knot over the stick (Figure 2-34). Figure 2-34. Full knot over rigid object. (4) Twist the stick (Figure 2-35) until the tourniquet is tight around the limb and/or the bright red bleeding has stopped.

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