A survey of the commonly used methods of resuscitation from acute asphyxia is essential to the evaluation of their efficacy. Such a survey has been in progress for three years, beginning in 1940. It was deemed necessary because of the existing controversy and confusion regarding the relative values and dangers of the different methods. Although the Schafer prone pressure method has received most widespread acceptance, other methods are taught and used by various groups. For example, the United States Coast Guard advocates the use of the Howard modification of the Silvester method when a sufficient number of operators are present. Organizations such as the Chicago Fire
INFORMATION REQUESTED IN CASE REPORT OF ASPHYXIA1
FOR THE COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL THERAPY OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
1. Name of Patient:Age:Sex:Address:Occupation:Site of accidentDate of accident:Time discovered:Time artificial respiration started:
ROSS BD. A SURVEY OF METHODS FOR ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION. JAMA. 1943;122(10):660–663. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840270018007
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