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By Jon R. Krohmer

The yank collage of Emergency Physicians has created a vital and complete first reduction guide with remedies and strategies defined, step by step and illustrated with thousands of pictures to teach the right way to practice them safely. that includes vital life-saving tactics, together with rescue respiring, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, therapy for a blocked airway, and different life-threatening events, the e-book additionally offers distinctive anatomical details and provides remedies for individuals of any age in any scenario.

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1/AFMAN 44-163(I) 2-14. Clothing In evaluating the casualty for location, type, and size of the wound or injury, cut or tear his clothing and carefully expose the entire area of the wound. This procedure is necessary to properly visualize injury and avoid further contamination. Clothing stuck to the wound should be left in place to avoid further injury. DO NOT touch the wound; keep it as clean as possible. WARNING DO NOT REMOVE protective clothing in a chemical environment. Apply dressings over the protective clothing.

In order to allow blood to flow to the rest of an injured limb, tie the dressing firmly enough to prevent it from slipping but without causing a tourniquetlike effect; that is, the skin beyond the injury should not becomes cool, blue, or numb. Figure 2-24. Tails tied into nonslip knot. 2-17. Manual Pressure a. If bleeding continues after applying the sterile field dressing, direct manual pressure may be used to help control bleeding. Apply such pressure by placing a hand on the dressing and exerting firm pressure for 5 to 10 minutes (Figure 2-25).

1/AFMAN 44-163(I) forcefully, though he may be wheezing between coughs. You, the rescuer, should not interfere, and should encourage the casualty to cough up the object obstructing his airway on his own. A poor air exchange may be indicated by weak coughing with a high pitched noise between coughs. Further, the casualty may show signs of shock (paragraph 1-6b[5]) indicating a need for oxygen. You should assist the casualty and treat him as though he had a complete obstruction. (2) Complete airway obstruction.

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