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By Jon R. Krohmer

The yankee collage of Emergency Physicians has created an important and accomplished first relief guide with remedies and methods defined, step by step and illustrated with 1000's of pictures to teach tips on how to practice them effectively. that includes vital life-saving systems, together with rescue respiring, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, remedy for a blocked airway, and different life-threatening occasions, the publication additionally offers precise anatomical info and provides remedies for individuals of any age in any scenario.

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4) Loosen clothing at the neck, waist, or wherever it may CAUTION DO NOT loosen or remove protective clothing in a chemical environment. (5) Prevent chilling or overheating. The key is to maintain body temperature. In cold weather, place a blanket or other like item over him to keep him warm and under him to prevent chilling (Figure 2-38). However, if a tourniquet has been applied, leave it exposed (if possible). In hot weather, place the casualty in the shade and protect him from becoming chilled; however, avoid the excessive use of blankets or other coverings.

The kneesup position helps relieve pain, assists in the treatment of shock, prevents further exposure of the bowel (intestines) or abdominal organs, and helps relieve abdominal pressure by allowing the abdominal muscles to relax. Figure 3-8. Casualty positioned (lying) on back with knees (flexed) up. 1/AFMAN 44-163(I) c. Expose the Wound. (1) Remove the casualty’s loose clothing to expose the wound. However, DO NOT attempt to remove clothing that is stuck to the wound; removing it may cause further injury.

Profile view of abdominal thrust. movement. (d) Each thrust should be a separate and distinct NOTE Continue performing abdominal thrusts until the obstruction is expelled or the casualty becomes unresponsive. (e) If the casualty becomes unresponsive, call for help as you proceed with steps to open the airway, and perform rescue breathing. ) (2) Apply chest thrusts. An alternate technique to the abdominal thrust is the chest thrust. This technique is useful when the casualty has an abdominal wound, when the casualty is pregnant, or when the casualty is so large that you cannot wrap your arms around the abdomen.

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