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By Jon R. Krohmer

The yankee collage of Emergency Physicians has created a necessary and entire first relief guide with remedies and strategies defined, step by step and illustrated with enormous quantities of photos to teach how one can practice them effectively. that includes very important life-saving techniques, together with rescue respiring, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, remedy for a blocked airway, and different life-threatening occasions, the ebook additionally offers distinct anatomical info and gives remedies for individuals of any age in any scenario.

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Pressure Dressing Pressure dressings aid in blood clotting and compress the open blood vessel. If bleeding continues after the application of a field dressing, manual pressure, and elevation, then a pressure dressing must be applied as follows: a. Place a wad of padding on top of the field dressing, directly over the wound (Figure 2-27). Keep the injured extremity elevated. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) Figure 2-27. Wad of padding on top of field dressing. NOTE Improvised bandages may be made from strips of cloth.

Digital pressure (pressure with fingers, thumbs or hands). 2-20. Tourniquet DANGER A tourniquet is only used on an arm or leg where there is a danger of the casualty losing his life (bleeding to death). A tourniquet is a constricting band placed around an arm or leg to control bleeding. A service member whose arm or leg has been completely amputated may not be bleeding when first discovered, but a tourniquet should be applied anyway. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) after a period of time bleeding will start as the blood vessels relax or the clot may be knocked loose by moving the casualty.

C. Tie the ends together in a nonslip knot, directly over the wound site (Figure 2-30). DO NOT tie so tightly that it has a tourniquet-like effect. If bleeding continues and all other measures have failed, or if the limb is severed, then apply a tourniquet. Use the tourniquet as a LAST RESORT. When the bleeding stops, check for shock; administer first aid for shock as necessary. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) Figure 2-30. Ends of improvised dressing tied together in nonslip knot. NOTE Distal end of wounded extremities (fingers and toes) should be checked periodically for adequate circulation.

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