Manual of Voluntary Aid

Manual of Voluntary Aid

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...tissues have a blood supply. Arteries carry blood to the extremities and are usually deep within the tissues, coming near the surface only in a few places. (See diagram.) Veins return the blood to the heart through the lungs where it is purified. Veins are nearer the surface. Hemorrhage from arteries is stopped by pres sure on the-arterv between the heart and the wound. Hemorrhage from veins is stopped by pressure on the vein, between the wound and the extremity. This should be done by knowing the parts of the body where the arteries come near the surface, and applying there such pressure as to cut off the flow. Circulation is best stopped by a compress or tourniquet. While finger pressure can accomplish the result desired for a time, the strength of the person compressing the artery in this manner, can not last longer than a quarter of an hour. The head is supplied with blood from the carotid artery, which can best be reached by exerting pressure on the left side of the neck, near the windpipe. The arms are, supplied with blood from the subclavian artery, which can be reached by pressure about the center, and slightly above the collar bone on each side. The hands and arms are reached by the blood after leaving clavian artery by passage through the brachial artery. This can be reached by pressure just below the large muscle of the upper arm, and on the inside of same. The legs and lower extremities are supplied with blood by the femoral artery, which can best be reached in the groin inside the leg bone. Arteries supplying the hands with blood may sometimes be reached by pressure at the wrists. Arteries supplying the feet with blood, may sometimes be reached at or just below the ankle. Wherever there is a pulse, the artery can be compressed....show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512839
  • 9781236512833