American Red Cross Text-Book on First Aid and Relief Columns; A Manual of Instruction. How to Prevent Accidents and What to Do for Injuries and Emergencies

American Red Cross Text-Book on First Aid and Relief Columns; A Manual of Instruction. How to Prevent Accidents and What to Do for Injuries and Emergencies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...and deaths. The ordinary trolley wire carries a current of about 500 volts, and incandescent and arc-light currents run from 2500 to 3000 volts. The passage of these powerful currents through the body causes dangerous shock or even death. HOW T0 RESCUE PERSON FROM CONTACT Wrl'H ELECTRIC CURRFNT (When possible the rescuers should Stand on Dry Wood or Cloth) PLATE XXVI.---Rescue methods (electric). Prevention.--The third rail is always dangerous, so avoid it. Swinging wires of any kind may somewhere in their course be in contact with live wires, so they should not be touched. Electric wires must always be carefully avoided. Symptoms.--Are due to paralysis of the nerve center in the brain which governs breathing and in consequence are those of suffocation. Sudden loss of consciousness occurs when a powerful electric current passes through the body. The breathing may be entirely stopped or it may be shallow and only occasional. Weak pulse as the electric current affects the heart as well as the breathing apparatus. If hands are in contact with a live wire, may not be able to release them at first. Burns of hands or other parts of the body in contact. The direct current causes severe burns but is not so dangerous to life. The alternating while more dangerous to life does not cause as severe burns. Low-voltage currents, especially alternating currents, cause many deaths. Little difiiculty should be experienced in making out cause of injury. Treatment.--First, rescue; second, treat. 1. Rescue.--In some cases it will be possible to shut of f current and this should always be done if it can be done quickly. Otherwise your plan is either to separate current from man or man from current. A person in contact with wire or rail carrying an electric...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887700
  • 9781236887702