I recently went on a bit of an Etsy spree, and bought a bunch of cool junk. Who doesn’t need two hundred vintage envelopes? Chumps is who. Included in one of my purchases was a little gem:
Yes folks, it’s the American Red Cross First Aid Text-Book, first published in 1933 and revised in 1937. I pride myself in being ready for any eventuality and so thought it might be useful to peruse this reference book, just in case it had any important insights. Oh and did it! There are so many good bits that I’ve decided to make this a two parter, so check back in a few days for the second installment. Here we go!
First up, the book gives us some advice on some common life saving scenarios. A fellow first on the scene might encounter bleeding, electrocution, or asphyxia. Here are some handy notes on asphyxia:
That’s right – you may encounter asphyxia in the event of a victim being buried in a cave-in. Great! You’ll surely be ready for that now, right? Wondering what to do? Don’t worry: nothing! Because the person will be dead. First aid is a breeze.
Next are some of my favourites: the illustrations of proper bandaging technique. Holy crap! These are unintentionally freaking terrifying! Enjoy.
So now you know how to handle many important life saving situations. In our next installment we’ll review the very important “applying groin pressure” manoeuvre. See you then! Read part two here.