Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year Ending ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1895
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Page 317 - IV. AFTER-TREATMENT.—Externally: As soon as breathing is established, let the patient be stripped of all wet clothing, wrapped in blankets only, put to bed comfortably warm, but with a free circulation of fresh air, and left to perfect rest. Internally : Give whisky or brandy and hot water in doses of a
Page 289 - for each volunteer, as the Secretary of the Treasury may determine ; pay of volunteer crews for drill and exercise ; fuel for stations and houses of refuge ; repairs and outfits for same ; rebuilding and improvement of same ; supplies and provisions for houses of refuge and for
Page 315 - If the jaws are clinched, separate them, and keep the mouth open by placing between the teeth a cork or small bit of wood ; turn the patient on the face, a large bundle of tightly-rolled clothing being placed beneath the stomach, and press heavily over it for half a minute, or
Page 321 - annual statement of wrecks and casualties which have occurred on or near the coasts and on the rivers of the United States, and to American vessels at sea or on the coasts of foreign countries. The statistics relating to disasters upon our own
Page 299 - will be found attached, bearing the following directions in English on one side and French on the other : "Make this hawser fast about two feet above the tail block; see all clear, and that the rope in the block runs free, and show signal to the shore.
Page 300 - 2. When the hawser is made fast, the whip cast off from the hawser, and your signal seen by the life-saving crew, they will haul the hawser taut and by means of the whip will haul off to your ship a breeches buoy suspended from a traveler block, or a life car from rings, running on the hawser.
Page 298 - it is. Many lives have unnecessarily been lost by the crews of stranded vessels being thus deceived and attempting to land in the ship's boats. The difficulties of rescue by operations from the shore are greatly increased in cases where the anchors are let go after entering the breakers. as is frequently
Page 316 - II, rolling the body in the opposite direction from that in which it was first turned, for the purpose of freeing the air-passages from any remaining water. Continue the artificial respiration from one to four hours, or until the patient breathes, according to
Page 315 - I. Arouse the patient.—Unless in danger of freezing, do not move the patient, but instantly expose the face to a current of fresh air, wipe dry the mouth and nostrils, rip the clothing so as to expose the chest and waist, and give two or three quick, smarting slaps on the stomach and chest with the open hand. If,
Page 297 - restoratives, but not manned by crews ; a keeper, however, resides in each throughout the year, who, after every storm, is required to make extended excursions along the coast, with a view of ascertaining whether any shipwreck has occurred and finding and succoring any persons that may have been cast ashore.

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