Figure 10-37.--Four-hand arms carry (front and back views).
Four-Hand Arms Carry
blood away from the heart, VEINS are large vessels that
carry blood back to the heart, and CAPILLARIES form
1. Two men kneel on opposite sides of the casualty
a connecting network of smaller vessels between the
at his hips (fig. 10-37).
arteries and the veins.
2. Each man passes his arms under the casualty's
Hemorrhage (bleeding) occurs whenever there is a
thigh and back and grasps the other man's wrist.
break in the wall of one or more blood vessels. In most
small cuts, only the capillaries are injured. Deeper
3. The two men rise, lifting the casualty.
wounds result in injury to veins or arteries. Injury to the
capillaries is not serious and can generally be controlled
by a small bandage strip or pad. Injury to veins or
arteries is serious and may endanger life.
Blood is circulated throughout the body by means
One twelfth to one fifteenth of the body weight is
of three different types of blood vessels: arteries, veins,
blood. A person weighing 150 pounds has
and capillaries. ARTERIES are large vessels that carry