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The kits are kept in separate locations. The master of
the ship designates officers to take the kit if it becomes
necessary to abandon ship. The kit is buoyant. Usually
it is kept sealed, but it may be opened by the master of
the vessel for inspection or by inclusion of extra items
such as cigarettes or aspirin. The kit must not be so
overloaded that it loses its buoyancy. The case is
marked with orange or chrome yellow. The kit will also
contain three copies of the following directions:
For Giving Morphine
1. Remove the transparent shield from end of
syrette. (See fig. 23 .)
2. Holding wire by loop, push wire through needle
into syrette, thus breaking seal. Withdraw
3. Stick needle under skin of arm or shoulder, at
an angle of 450, and squeeze until tube is flat.
(See fig. 23 .)
4. Withdraw needle and throw away syrette.
5. Additional injections may be given every 3 hours
as long as necessary.
For Using Sulfadiazine Tablets
Give each wounded or burned man a single dose of
eight tablets, and no more.
For Sulfanilamide Powder
Open package of sulfanilamide and sprinkle powder
directly into wound; then apply a compress and band-
age. Sulfanilamide, properly used, will prevent or arrest
For Using Oil-Cleaning Solution
The solution is for removing fuel oil or the like from
eyelids, nose, and lips. A pledget of cotton or a small
piece of cloth is saturated with oil-cleaning solution and
rubbed lightly over the skin until oil is removed. To
allay or prevent infection or irritation of eyes from fuel
oil, eye ointment from first-aid kit should be used.
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