Manual of First Aid; Being a Text-Book for Ambulance Classes and a Work of Reference for Domestic and General Use

Manual of First Aid; Being a Text-Book for Ambulance Classes and a Work of Reference for Domestic and General Use

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...(digital pressure), by pads and bandages and other appliances, such as tourniguets. Its object is to obliterate or diminish the calibre of the bleeding vessels, to favour contraction of their cut ends, and promote coagulation. (3) Free eireulation towards the hcart.--With the view of favouring the flow of blood in the veins, and securing free circulation towards the heart, all constricting articles of clothing, such as collars, corsets, belts, garters, etc., should be loosened. (4) The employment of st/ptics.--Styptics are substances which have the power of stopping bleeding by producing a species of artificial coagulation of the blood. Cobwebs are a most effective styptic. So also is perchloride of iron, a saturated solution of which in glycerine, is a valuable and handy styptic for domestic use. It should be applied by means of a fold of lint wrung out of the solution and firmly bandaged to the wound. The use of styptics is objectionable, however, as interfering With the healing of the wound, and should therefore be avoided if the bleeding can possibly be controlled by less injurious measures. For wounds about the face and other exposed parts, where scarring is specially undesirable, the employment of styptics must be avoided. An excellent styptic, and one which instead of interfering with, promotes the healing, is made of carbolic acid and water, in the proportion of one ounce of carbolic acid to three ounces of water, with which the bleeding parts are rapidly sponged. Alum, creosote, turpentine, hazeline, et.c., are other useful styptics. (5) The applieation of eold.--The action of cold in arresting bleeding depends on its tonic effect on the ends of the bleeding vessels. Hence the usefulness of ice and iced water as an astringent more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236969030
  • 9781236969033