You can never know when disaster will strike. If you and your family should find themselves in a natural disaster or other emergency, would you have the first aid knowledge you need to keep everyone safe and healthy? This military first aid manual has everything you need to know in any situation.
This military first aid manual meets the emergency medical training needs of individual soldiers. Because medical personnel will not always be readily available, the nonmedical soldiers will have to rely heavily on their own skills and knowledge of life-sustaining methods to survive on the integrated battlefield. This manual also addresses first aid measures for other life-threatening situations. It outlines both self-treatment (self-aid) and aid to other soldiers (buddy aid). More importantly, this manual emphasizes prompt and effective action in sustaining life and preventing or minimizing further suffering. First aid is the emergency care given to the sick, injured, or wounded before being treated by medical personnel.
Mastery of first aid procedures is also part of a group study training program entitled the Combat Lifesaver (DA Pam 351-20). A combat lifesaver is a nonmedical soldier who has been trained to provide emergency care. This includes administering intravenous infusions to casualties as his combat mission permits. This military first aid manual has procedures discussed that apply to all types of casualties and the measures described are for use by both male and female soldiers.
This very thorough 263 page manual was issued by the Army to cover every possible contingency and is the most complete manual on emergency first aid you will ever find anywhere. It should be read once for familiarity and kept in a safe place near other emergency materials for use in any kind of emergency situation.
- Fundamental criteria for first aid
- Evaluate casualty
- Understand vital body functions
- Basic measures for first aid
- Open the airway and restore breathing
- Stop the bleeding and protect the wound
- Check and treat for shock
- First aid for special wounds
- Give proper first aid for head injuries
- Give proper first aid for face and neck injuries
- Give proper first aid for chest and abdominal wounds and burn injuries
- Apply proper bandages to upper and lower extremities
- First aid for fractures
- First aid for climatic injury
- First aid for bites and stings
- First aid in toxic environments
- Individual protection and first aid
- Equipment for toxic substances
- Chemical-biological agents
- Nerve agents
- Other agents
- First aid for psychological reactions
- First aid case and kits, dressings, and bandages
- Rescue and transportation procedures
- Common problems/conditions