1.4.2 Instructions for Artificial Respiration1
(V3) In the Dual system configuration two (2)
antennas (AS-3194) and three (3) or four (4) indicators
a. Take a deep breath, open your mouth wide, and
(lP-1282/1283) are interconnected to provide up to
make an airtight seal around the casualty's mouth. Seal
sixteen (16) operating modes using two (2) switching
the casuality's nose by using one of the techniques
units (SA-2139). This allows either receiver transmitter
to drive all the indicators (3 or 4) or both receiver
casualty's head tilted back to enable a maximum airway.
transmitters to operate simultaneously with divided
b. With your eyes focused on the casualty's chest,
control of the indicators. Amplification and isolation to
blow forcefully into his mouth. Rising of the casualty's
drive the multiple indicators from one or both receiver
chest indicates that the air is reaching his lungs. In this
transmitter(s) (RT-1240) is provided by the pair of video
case the procedure is continued. If the chest does not
rise, corrective action must be taken. First, hold the jaw
This dual arrangement reduces the possibility of total
up more forcefully and blow harder, making sure that
system failure by providing alternate switching paths.
the air is not leaking from the nose. If the chest still
(V4) This configuration, called the Dual Special
does not rise, recheck the mouth for foreign matter and,
if necessary, turn the casualty on his side and strike him
It is a combination of the single X-band system and a
between the shoulders with considerable force,
50-kW S-band all-weather radar permitting reliable
repeatedly if necessary, to dislodge obstruction in the
navigation in all weather conditions. Two switching units
airway; then inflate his lungs.
interconnect the two receiver transmitters and three
c. Remove your mouth from the casualty's mouth
indicators. Under this option provision is made for
and listen for the return of air from his lungs. If the
interface with two additional indicators (AN/SPA-25) and
casualty's exhalation is noisy, elevate his jaw more.
(AN/SPA-66) via the signal data converter (CV-3442).
d. After each exhalation of air from the casualty's
lungs, blow another deep breath into his mouth. Make
indicators or each receiver transmitter can operate
the first five to ten breaths deep and give them at a
independently, driving three indicators.
rapid rate in order to provide fast reoxygenation.
Thereafter, give the breaths at a rate of 12 to 20 per
1.4 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
minute until the casualty is able to breathe satisfactorily
for himself. A smooth rhythm is desired but split second
1.4.1 High Voltage Warning
timing is not essential. As the casualty attempts to
breathe, adjust the timing of your efforts to assist him.
HIGH VOLTAGE IS USED IN THE OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT
DEATH ON CONTACT MAY RESULT IF PERSONNEL FAIL TO OBSERVE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS I
NEVER WORK ON ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT UNLESS THERE IS ANOTHER PERSON NEARBY WHO IS
FAMILIAR WITH THE OPERATION HAZARDS OF THE EQUIPMENT AND WHO IS COMPETENT IN
ADMINISTERING FIRST AID . WHEN THE TECHNICIAN IS AIDED BY OPERATORS, HE MUST WARN THEM
ABOUT DANGEROUS AREAS.
WHENEVER POSSIBLE, THE POWER SUPPLY TO THE EQUIPMENT MUST BE SHUT OFF BEFORE
BEGINNING WORK ON THE EQUIPMENT. TAKE PARTICULAR CARE TO GROUND EVERY CAPACITOR I LIKELY
TO HOLD A DANGEROUS POTENTIAL. WHEN WORKING INSIDE THE EQUIPMENT, AFTER THE POWER HAS
BEEN TURNED OFF, ALWAYS GROUND EVERY PART BEFORE TOUCHING IT.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO CONTACT HIGH-VOLTAGE CONNECTIONS OR 115, 280, 220 OR 440-VOLT AC INPUT
CONNECTIONS WHEN INSTALLING OR OPERATING THIS EQUIPMENT.
WHENEVER THE NATURE OF THE OPERATION PERMITS, KEEP ONE HAND AWAY FROM THE EQUIPMENT
TO REDUCE THE HAZARD OF CURRENT FLOWING THROUGH VITAL ORGANS OF THE BODY.
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS POTENTIALS
GREATER THAN 200 VOLTS EXIST IN SOME OF THE UNITS COVERED IN THIS MANUAL
POTENTIALS LESS THAN 200 VOLTS MAY CAUSE DEATH UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. REASONABLE
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN AT ALL TIMES.
Modified from FM 21-11, First Aid for Soldiers