Loosen clothes freely. Fresh air freely. Examine for further injury. Cover well.
Give nothing and prevent others giving. W ith care clean wound no probing. Remove hand from around wound. Pressure pad. Secure appropriately. Test efficiency. Clean dry dressing on wound. Lightly bandage. Instruct re appropriate dressing to scald. In strips. Gradually remove clothing and cover gradually. Blisters left in tact. Cotton wool Lightly bandage. Hand and leg appropriately supported.
Downstairs if possible. Open doors and windows. Fire in room. Room or bed shaded from bright light if possible. All obstacles to transport removed.
Appropriate transport. Protect by cradle. T o be kept very quiet. Renew cold cloths to head.
Prepare test and apply hot bottles. Particulars of forthcoming events will be inserted in this column fres of charge, i f received not later than the 14th of each month Abergavenny. Nicholls, 18, Castle-street, Abergavenny. Entry forms and particulars of Mr. For Horncroft-terrace, Bolsover,. Challenge particulars apply Mr. Allcock near Chesterfield. Ben Liley, 6, Exchange-street, Cleckheaton.
E lla n d Yorks. Entry forms and particulars, apply to Mr. Tate, 4, Victoria-road, Elland. Particulars of Mr. Hanmer, , Doncaster-road, Goldthorpe, near Rotherham. Full particulars may be obtained from the hon.
Heywood, 81, Davies-street, W. Stamped addressed envelopes should be sent for replies.
Full details may be had on application to the Hon. Ledgard, Alma House, Thornhill, Dewsbury. Post fre e 7d. Cannon St.. N otes and N ew s. H er M ajesty has always taken the greatest interest in the Society, of which she is president, and her patronage has done much to place it on the strong footing it is to-day. H er M ajesty shook hands with all present. A b ou t members o f the D etachm ent o f the division was present, and C ol.
Bedford, o f the War Office, and Col. Furley at the conference o f R ed Cross Societies held in W ashington.
On the connection which ought to exist between a N ational R ed Cross Society and its affiliated associations this is very interesting reading, and explains critically the gist o f the position and the lines o f reform. T h ese members so elected, together with the vice-presidents, will in future constitute the comm ittee. T h is additional m em bership will, we have no doubt, considerably strengthen the com m ittee, and will make it thoroughly representative. It must be borne in mind that it is in no way com pulsory, but has been devised for those officers and members who desire to extend their know ledge of R ed Cross work.
T hose who com plete and qualify at the exam ination o f the. T h e subjects are divided in t o : a C o m p u lso ry; b Optional. O n e or more may be taken. John o f Jerusalem in E ngland. T h is position is not so irregular as it may seem, for I have on several occasions acted in the same capacity since when I attended the C on ference held at Berlin in the early days of the R ed Cross movem ent. Petersburg , Lond on In 1 had the honour to be sent by the British G overnm ent to G eneva as one o f the delegates to the International C onference for the R evision o f the Convention o f Geneva.
M y principal object in now addressing you is to show the close connection which ought to exist between a. N ational R ed Cross Society and such bodies as the A m b ulan ce D epartm ent o f the Order, which it is my privilege to represent. Soon after the establishm ent o f the St. John A m b ulan ce Association in , an organisation to teach men and women to administer first aid in civil life, it was considered necessary to offer inducem ents to those who had gained certificates and badges o f proficiency, especially those whose lives were spent in places where accidents were not o f such daily occurrence as in mines, factories, crow ded cities or on railways, and who therefore required som e stimulus to encourage them to keep up the knowledge they had acquired.
W ith the experience I had gained in war, I travelled throughout my own country and ventured to promise our am bulance pupils that should we ourselves again be involved in war, the military authorities would accept with gratitude the assistance of those who were com petent to be enrolled as a supplem ent to the R oyal A rm y M edical Corps.
John A m bulance Brigade was originated more than 30 years ago and the men and women enrolled soon made them selves quite a necessary com plem ent to the police force on every occasion when large crowds have been brought together for great public pageants, social and political meetings or riotous assemblies. T h e Brigade in the earlier stages o f the Boer W ar in , when such a supplem ent to the R oyal Arm y M edical Corps, as had been foreshadowed, becam e an absolute necessity, offered their services to the W ar Office, and 2, men were accepted and sent out to the Arm y in South Africa.
From the m oment o f their enrolment, these men passed into the Arm y for a fixed period which in a large number o f cases was subsequently extended not only for service in Africa, but later in China , and they wore the R ed Cross brassard in addition to the badge o f the St. T h ey returned hom e to civil avocations after the conclusion o f the cam paign, and they are proud to wear the war m edal as well as one specially given to them by K in g Edw ard V I I.
In D om inions over-sea :— O ne hundred and fifty-three D ivisions representing 1, men and women. G rand total, 22, T h e Brigade R eserves are :— 1. For the N avy :— T h e R o yal N aval A uxiliary Sick Berth Reserve which would be attached for duty either to the N aval hospitals or in the sick-bay o f ships of war— men. For the Arm y :— T h e Brigade Bearer Com panies, the headquarters o f which are in certain garrison towns and at headquarters o f a military district— men. T h e M ilitary H om e H ospital R eserve which would be em ployed in hospitals at the M ilitary Stations at hom e in war tim e— 2, men.
For the Territorial F orce :— O n e hundred and sixty-five St. John V oluntary A id Detachm ents. F ive thousand nine hundred and fifty-three men and women. R eserve total, 9, T h ere are therefore 9, men and women who have volunteered for service in time o f war, and since the 30th Septem ber last, that num ber has been largely augm ented.
But this does not by any means represent the num ber that. Now, it may be asked why I am occupying you time with these details. It is because for forty years I have been and still remain o f opinion that the organisation which has been developed by the St. John Am bulance Association is the most practical way in which the personnel o f the R ed Cross Societies can be maintained, and because by its active usefulness in peace and by continually encouraging the esprit de corps, discipline and efficiency, it is so necessary to cultivate, it is always in a state o f preparation for war.
But it must not be thought that I am arrogating to a British Society a position to which no analogy can be found in any other country. On the contrary, I know from long experience gained in war and from those whom we are proud to acknow ledge as the leaders o f the R ed Cross propaganda, how com plete and well trained are many bodies in other countries which though working, to some extent separately from the N ational R ed Cross Com m ittee in peace are united with it in war.
In these the connection with their own Ministry o f W ar is maintained, and the superintendence and direction o f the Arm y M edical Authorities on all questions of hospital requirement and discipline are never relaxed.
golfwabasca.ca/sites/default/pfiles/va/citas-online-embajada-de-italia.php Governm ents, and especially belligerents, can only recognise one R ed Cross Society for each nation, and therefore this latter holds a very strong position when the military authority is represented on the Central E xecutive Com m ittee as well as on the Staff o f each o f the Affiliated Associations. T h u s the official and voluntary services are always kept in touch and the latter has the great advantage of obtaining, at all times, necessary instruction, training and advice.
It is to such Societies that I more especially wish in invite attention, because like the St. John Am hulance Association o f my own country, they hold them selves ready to supplem ent the Arm y M edical Departm ent, and from the mom ent o f m obilisation, to becom e am algam ated with the non-com batant portion o f the Arm y.