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By Jon R. Krohmer

ISBN-10: 0756601959

ISBN-13: 9780756601959

The yankee university of Emergency Physicians has created an important and accomplished first reduction guide with remedies and methods defined, step by step and illustrated with thousands of images to teach the way to practice them appropriately. that includes very important life-saving approaches, together with rescue respiring, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, remedy for a blocked airway, and different life-threatening events, the booklet additionally presents certain anatomical info and provides remedies for individuals of any age in any scenario.

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Open chest wound sealed with an occlusive dressing. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) e. Apply the Dressing to the Wound. (Figure 3-3). (1) Use your free hand and shake open the field dressing Figure 3-3. Shaking open the field dressing. (2) Place the white side of the dressing on the plastic wrapper covering the wound (Figure 3-4). Figure 3-4. Field dressing placed on plastic wrapper. NOTE Use the casualty’s field dressing, not your own. (3) Have the casualty breathe normally. (4) While maintaining pressure on the dressing, grasp one tail of the field dressing with the other hand and wrap it around the casualty’s back.

Shock stuns and weakens the body. When the normal blood flow in the body is upset, death can result. Early recognition and proper first aid may save the casualty’s life. 2-22. Causes and Effects a. These are— There are three basic mechanisms associated with shock. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) • The heart is damaged and fails to work as a pump. • Blood loss (heavy bleeding) causes the volume of fluid within the vascular system to be insufficient. • The blood vessels dilate (open wider) so that the blood within the system (even though it is a normal volume [the casualty is not bleeding or dehydrated]) is insufficient to provide adequate circulation within the body.

DO NOT remove or disturb any foreign matter that may be in the wound. Position the casualty so that his head is higher than his body. Keep him warm and seek medical assistance immediately. NOTE If there is an object extending from the wound, DO NOT remove the object. Improvise bulky dressings from the cleanest material available and place this material around the protruding object for support, then apply the field dressing. 3-4. Chest Wounds Blunt trauma, bullet or missile wounds, stab wounds, or falls may cause chest injuries.

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