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Page 285 - Patient's arms, and press them gently —and firmly— for two seconds against the sides of the chest (this is with the object of pressing air out of the lungs. Pressure on the breast-bone will aid this). Repeat these measures alternately, deliberately, and perseveringly, fifteen times in a minute, until a spontaneous effort to respire is perceived; immediately upon which, cease to imitate the movements of breathing, and proceed to induce circulation and warmth (as below).
Page 285 - RULE 4. — To excite Inspiration. — During the employment of the above method excite the nostrils with snuff or smelling-salts, or tickle the throat with a feather. Rub the chest and face briskly, and dash cold and hot water alternately on them.
Page 286 - On the restoration of life, a teaspoonful of warm. water should be given; and then, if the power of swallowing has returned, small quantities of wine, -warm brandy and water, or coffee should be administered. The patient should be kept in bed, and a disposition to sleep encouraged.
Page 285 - To MAINTAIN A FREE ENTRANCE OF AIR INTO THE WINDPIPE. — Cleanse the mouth and nostrils ; open the mouth ; draw forward the patient's tongue, and keep it forward : an elastic band over the tongue and under the chin will answer this purpose.
Page 285 - The friction must be continued under the blanket or over the dry clothing. Promote the warmth of the body by the application of hot flannels, bottles, or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, &c., to the pit of the stomach, the arm-pits, between the thighs, and to the soles of the feet. If the patient has been carried to a house after respiration has been restored, be careful to let the air play freely about the room.
Page 285 - Standing at the patient's head, grasp the arms just above the elbows, and draw the arms gently and steadily upwards above the head, and keep them stretched upwards for two seconds.
Page 285 - To induce Circulation and Warmth.— Wrap the patient in dry blankets and commence rubbing the limbs upwards, firmly and energetically. The friction must be continued under the blankets or over the dry clothing. Promote the warmth of the body by the application of hot flannels, bottles or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, &c., to the pit of the stomach, the armpits, between the thighs, and to the soles of the feet.
Page 285 - Place the Patient on his back on a flat surface, inclined a little from the feet upwards ; raise and support the head and shoulders on a small firm cushion or folded article of dress, placed under the shoulder-blades.
Page 285 - Grasp the patient's arms just above the elbows, and draw the arms gently and steadily upwards, until they meet above the head (this is for the purpose of drawing air into the lungs), and keep the arms in that position for two seconds. Then turn down the patient's arms, and...