The Library of Home Economics Volume 9

The Library of Home Economics Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... has been passed beneath back; the lower border is pinned in the center to abdominal binder. The upper arm of fork is then drawn across chest above the breasts and pinned like the lower to the main strap. Watch for the signs of hemorrhage already described. Should hemorrhage occur send for the doctor immediately; induce contractions of the uterus by grasping the fundus and employing a firm but gentle kneading (no doctor would leave the case in your charge without showing you exactly how to do this). Elevate the foot of the bed, and give a hot douche of sterile water, 120 F. Sometimes astringents such as vinegar are added to the douche, but unless the case is very urgent it is best not to use it without the doctor's order. The patient must be kept quiet and on her back for the first six or seven hours, afterward she can turn on her side but should not sit up for at least five days. She is generally allowed to sit up on fourteenth day, if all discharge has ceased. In no case should the usual routine of life be resumed under four weeks. The diet is usually liquid for the first twenty-four hours, after which all symptoms being normal, the patient is allowed almost any easily digested food. V The dressing and pad should be changed every two hours until the discharge diminishes, later every three to five, as the case demands. After the third day it is usually necessary to change it only after it has been removed for the requirements of the patient. These dressings must all be sterile and the hands disinfected before applying them. If douches are ordered, boil the douche nozzle for five minutes before and after use. The breasts must be washed with boric acid solution before and after nursing. THE CAEE OF THE CHILD After its birth the_ child's eyes and...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608402
  • 9781236608406