This reference is great for any physician, nurse, paramedic, army medic, medical student, or anyone who might come across traumatic wounds like broken bones and soft tissue injury. Put yourself ahead of the curve with this importantly but rarely covered topic in your medical training. It's a lost art, but now you can master it. It is a "must have" reference for anyone who has the need to know life saving medical knowledge.
Step-by-step, detailed diagrams that show you how to:
-create a pressure dressing over any part of the body (forehead, army, chest, back, shoulder, hip, foot, hand, ear, jaw, elbow, knee, palm), to control active bleeding;
-create different types of bandages (circular, spiral, oblique, recurrent, crossed), for the best fit according to anatomy;
-create dressings for sucking chest wounds to prevent a lethal tension pneumothorax;
-create stabilizing splints for arms, legs, and spine to prevent further breakage and for pain control;
-use common everyday materials and convert them into medical supplies for traumatic wound care, like using tape as a semi-rigid support for the back, ankle, knee, or fractured rib;
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