FIRST AID TO THE INJURED
Sunstroke--(the Skin Is Hot)
A sunstroke is accompanied by the following symptoms: headache,
dizziness, sense of oppression, nausea, colored vision, and often the
patient becomes insensible. The muscles are relaxed, face flushed, skin
hot, pulse rapid, and the ...
First Aid To The Injured
In the army, as in civilian life, you are very often your brother's
keeper, as well as your own. Doctors cannot accompany a scout, a patrol,
or the firing line. They are seldom present when a man falls overboard.
When a soldier on t...
Send for a doctor. Lie perfectly quiet. Don't lose your head and don't
attempt to crawl to help or to stir around. Place a clean piece of cloth
over the wound and keep it constantly wet with a solution of salt water.
If the wound is...
Do not pull the clothing from the burnt part, but rip or cut it off. Do
not break the blisters or prick them even if large.
Treatment: Protect it quickly with a mixture of equal parts of linseed
or olive oil and water.
Treatment: Keep parts dry, use talcum powders and keep parts separated
by a layer of absorbent cotton.
The following arm signals are prescribed. In making signals either arm
may be used. Officers who receive signals on the firing line repeat
back at once to prevent misunderstanding.
Forward, MARCH. Carry the hand to the shoulder;...
Symptom: Loss of consciousness. It is usually the result of severe
bleeding or exhaustion from fatigue. This condition is rarely dangerous.
Treatment: Lay the patient on his back, head a little lower than rest
of body, arms by sid...
In snake bites the poison acts quickly.
Treatment: Apply a tourniquet between the wound and the heart so as to
stop the circulation and prevent the system from absorbing the poison.
Get out your knife and make a couple of cross cu...
Being under water for over four or five minutes is generally fatal,
but, unless you know the body has been submerged a long time, make an
attempt to restore life. Don't get disheartened and give up, if you see
no signs of life after...
Extinguishing Burning Clothes
Treatment: Lie down on the floor and roll up as tightly as possible in
a rug blanket, etc., leaving only the head out. If nothing can be
obtained in which to wrap yourself, lie down and roll over slowly and at
the same time beat out...