The complete guide to medical skills, tactics, and by Jay McCullough

By Jay McCullough

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This dressing consists of a thick dressing of gauze or other suitable material applied directly over the wound and held in place with a tightly wrapped bandage (Figure I-2). It should be tighter than an ordinary compression bandage but not so tight that it impairs circulation to the rest of the limb. Once you apply the dressing, do not remove it, even when the dressing becomes blood soaked. Figure I-2: Application of a pressure dressing Leave the pressure dressing in place for 1 or 2 days, after which you can remove and replace it with a smaller dressing.

Rashes To treat a skin rash effectively, first determine what is causing it. This determination may be difficult even in the best of situations. Observe the following rules to treat rashes: •If it is moist, keep it dry. •If it is dry, keep it moist. •Do not scratch it. Use a compress of vinegar or tannic acid derived from tea or from boiling acorns or the bark of a hardwood tree to dry weeping rashes. Keepdry rashes moist by rubbing a small amount of rendered animal fat orgrease on the affected area.

A change from mental to physical activity or vice versa can be refreshing when time or situation does not permit total relaxation. Keep Camp Site Clean Do not soil the ground in the camp site area with urine or feces. Use latrines, if available. When latrines are not available, dig “cat holes” and cover the waste. Collect drinking water upstream from the camp site. Purify all water. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES Medical problems and emergencies you may be faced with include breathing problems, severe bleeding, and shock.

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