A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I by Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

The never-before-told tale of the U.S. women’s army corps: the ladies who fought for the perfect to safeguard their kingdom by means of serving in our defense force with complete army rank and benefits—a struggle that maintains at the present time for American army girls who are looking to serve in strive against aid positions and in frontline strive against units.

Using interviews, correspondence, and diaries, in addition to archival fabric, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee inform the amazing tale of America’s “few solid women” who this present day make up greater than 15 percentage of the U.S. militia and who serve along males in nearly each skill. listed below are the tales of the battles those girls fought to march beside their brothers; their stories of braveness and fortitude; of the indignities they’ve persevered; the injustices they’ve conquer; of the blood they’ve shed; the comrades they’ve misplaced; and the demanding situations they nonetheless face within the twenty-first century.

U.S. army girls have lived, and proceed to stay, the historical past that has helped to make and continue the USA what it truly is. Now their tales were introduced jointly in a riveting firsthand narrative, as inspiring because it is illuminating.

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In this position the airway is patent, but will become obstructed if the ambulance officer or emergency physician insists on the patient lying flat. When the patient is sitting it is important to consider how you will maintain cervical spine integrity—but maintaining the airway is more important than insisting on rigid cervical spinal immobilization in the supine position (see Rule 16). Airway obstruction with facial injuries may also be a result of heavy bleeding, or from the swelling associated with a fractured jaw.

If there is mid-line tenderness, flexion and extension films are used to assess for ligamentous injury. The level of motor deficit is taken as the lowest muscle with power of 3/5 (American Spinal Injury Association Scale, where grade 3 power is a full range of movement against gravity). The level of sensory deficit is taken as the lowest dermatome bilaterally to have normal sensation. When CT is available, it is appropriate to image the lower cervical spine if not seen on plain X-ray. When CT of the brain is undertaken following blunt trauma, it is recommended to extend the imaging to include C1–3.

There may have been a two-way exchange of violence and the patient may be carrying a weapon. Hypoxia causes confusion and aggression. Do not give the hypoxic patient the opportunity of confusing you with an aggressor. Do a rapid frisk for weapons and make them safe. If you do not know how to make a firearm safe, place it on the floor out of the way and have it guarded until the police arrive. It is standard practice within a field hospital to ensure the removal of all weapons and pyrotechnics before the patient enters the hospital complex.

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