Army First Aid Manual

$12.00 USD

First Aid is one of those things everyone thinks they know, but few of us actually do. Take Scott, for example. His grandfather was a medic, who taught him the basics of bush first aid when he was a boy. As a boy scout, he earned his first aid badge. Then his swim coach taught him lifesaving skills. In his mountaineering days, he read up on high altitude rescue, splint knots, and altitude sickness. Later, while working in Afghanistan, he was given further training for what was euphemistically called “hostile environments”. Then one day last spring he and Rees were up on Timor Lake clearing the portages when Rees put an axe into his knee. Suddenly Scott realized there’s a difference between “knowing about first aid” and “knowing first aid.”

Luckily, Gladys sorted things out once they got back to the Lodge, Rees kept his leg – and a lovely scar, and she gave both of them a copy of this classic book. Read and keep a copy on your bookshelf, in your pack, or in your car.

From the preface: “These manuals meets the first aid training needs of individual service members. Because medical personnel will not always be readily available, the non-medical service members must rely heavily on their own skills and knowledge of life-sustaining methods to survive on the integrated battlefield. This publication outlines both self-aid and aid to other service members (buddy aid). More importantly, it emphasizes prompt and effective action in sustaining life and preventing or minimizing further suffering and disability. First aid is the emergency care given to the sick, injured, or wounded before being treated by medical personnel. The term first aid can be defined as “urgent and immediate lifesaving and other measures, which can be performed for casualties by non-medical personnel when medical personnel are not immediately available.” Non-medical service members have received basic first aid training and should remain skilled in the correct procedures for giving first aid. This manual is directed to all service members. The procedures discussed apply to all types of casualties and the measures described are for use by both male and female service members.”

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Fundamental Criteria for First Aid
  • Chapter 2. Basic Measures for First Aid
  • Chapter 3. First Aid for Special Wounds
  • Chapter 4. First Aid for Fractures

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