Bulletin Volume 21-36

Bulletin Volume 21-36

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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: ...respiration as described below. III. Gas asphy.tint inn.--Remove the victim from the poisonous atmosphere. If he is still breathing, administer oxygen from a tank with a bag and mask for 20 minutes. If he Is not breathing and his jaws are locked so as to interfere witli effective artificial respiration, pry them open and wedge with a piece of wood, and remove any foreign body from his mouth. Then give artificial respiration as shown below. The following directions for applying the prone-pressure treatment are quoted by permission from a pamphlet by Dr. Charles A. Lauffer, medical director, relief department, Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Co. Follow these Instructions even if the victim appears dead. THE POSITION OF THE PATIENT. The patient is laid on his stomach, face turned to one side, so that the mouth and nose do not touch the ground. The patient's arms are drawn away from his body or extended above his head. The patient's mouth is cleansed of mucus, blood, serum, tobacco, chewing gum, false teeth, by a stroke of the finger. This prone position causes the tongue to fall forward of its own weight, as well as facilitates the removal of liquids from the mouth and air passages by gravity. It is this fact that makes it issible for one man, alone and unassisted, to save the life of a comrade in drowning, electric shock, or other condition, requiring artificial respiration. THE POSTTRE OF THE OPERATOR. The operator kneels, straddling one or both of the patient's thighs, or kneels by either side of the thighs, facing the patient's head. The operator's hands are placed on the outer ends of the patient's lowest ribs; the fingers curl around the body, and are out of the sight of the operator. Care is observed to keep the hands away...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 989g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851277
  • 9781236851277