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    Most on this site will remember the old cure for Shock,
    Keep the patient warm and wrapped up in a blanket. Give him a cigarette and if had spirits such as Whiskey or Brandy give him a tot. Must have been a pleasure a few years back to suffer shock. Today is just the opposite.
    Rescusitation of a lifeless or nearly lifeless person , stretch them out on the ground pull away at various limbs , breathe into his mouth and thump his chest. Today no breathing into the mouth without a safety device on the patients mouth to prevent passing of germs. For Gods sake your trying to save a persons life ,that person is as good as dead if he is unfortunate enough if he gets a rescuer who goes by the stupid rule book.
    When people hold people such as sports celebrityís up for hero worship I scratch by head when our Police , Fire Brigades and Ambulance personnel are standing there in the shadows. They face such scenes on a daily basis.
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    your right john a high number of people{smokers} picked up in the war died after a cigarette due to the oil fumes they breathed in and another a soldier shot full of hole on a stretcher his mate giving him a smoke? jp

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    There was a belief that when the first soldier lit his cigarette, the enemy would see the light; when the second soldier lit his cigarette from the same match, the enemy would take aim at the target; and when the third soldier lit his cigarette from the match, the enemy would fire, and that soldier would be shot. Though apparently, no references have been found to the superstition during the First World War, probably helped coin the phrase as in baseball, three strikes, and you're out though less fateful.

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    If he or her was a sprinter she was gone. “ on your marks ,get ready , and go. “ and your gone. There was a well known joke about the cigarette in the first world trench warfare but can’t remember it, but involved two trench snipers Tommy and Fritz, which involved the conversation shouted across no mans land , where Fritz was tempted to shout ya and popped his head over the parapet and was immediately shot by Tommy. JS
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    Not heard that one, there was one about Camel cigarettes and hearing 1,2,3. 1,2,3 and
    the punch line was it's the camel that counts.

    A fave, not sniper related but always tickled me:

    It's WW1 on the straits of Gallipoli, the soldiers are ready to charge from their trenches.

    The British officers decides to make a rousing speech to his troops: "Listen here lads,
    did you come here to die?" and the Australian answers "Nah mate, I came 'ere yesterday!"

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    John.
    When I was in the building industry I did an advanced first aid course, ended up being the first aider when building Parklea prison. My son has recently gone into age care as a carer, I offered him my old first aid books, he said they were obsolete, no one did half those things anymore.
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    I took my first aid course in Manchester years ago,
    the instructor was ex police and had a great sense
    humour, the way he taught, you could not forget.

    Agree, much changed after, though still recall his
    teachings now.

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    Spent some time doin g first aid courses, I am the first aider for the Men's Shed.

    Been on a number of up date courses and now understand that what they taught me 17 years ago is now almost obsolete.
    I was taught mouth to mouth on a dummy, now they use what could best be called a body like balloon, or reach for the defibrilator they can be found anywhere now.

    As to Dr ABC long gone, do not move the patient unless in a precarious situation.
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    #8 John if they are lying on hot tramac I guess you'd have to move them otherwise they could get 3rd degree burns. That's the problem to solve.
    The old life saving method ( Neilson) you laid the patient on their stomach, pushed on their backs and lifted their arms....lots of water would come out of their lungs that way now it's off to hospital to be pumped out.
    That's how I was brought round when I was "drowned" after being caught in a bad rip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    John.
    When I was in the building industry I did an advanced first aid course, ended up being the first aider when building Parklea prison. My son has recently gone into age care as a carer, I offered him my old first aid books, he said they were obsolete, no one did half those things anymore.
    Des
    Did my first aid course Years ago when employed in the Durban Fire Dept. Besides Fire Fighting Duties we also had Ambulance Duties, so were always on the go@!
    Come Fireman, Driver, First Aider, Delivering Babies you name it we did it!
    One i wont forget is the Night a Drunk got locked inside the Durban Undergrounf Loo, as he could not get out he undressed completely, and tried to get out over the Steel Bars (Pointed they were) he got hooked on one of them impaled right through his Groin. I had to prise him up and over with all that Blood oozing down on me! Was terrible and all through this the Bloke never even uttered a groan! Think all that Booze had made him completely lame in his entire Body! What a night and what a sight!
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