First Aid for Colleges and Universities / Edition 7

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This book presents the most complete information available from elementary facts to instructions for effective improvisation vital to successful first aid. Primarily focusing on the most common accidents and emergencies a first-aider is likely to encounter, this book is extremely useful to anyone who practices first aid, emergency care, and CPR. Presents a clear, expanded version of legal duty, including guidelines on how to avoid legal liability, culpability for negligence or failure to act. Incorporates a newly added section on how first-aiders can protect themselves from injury and infection in the course of providing care. Features an entirely new section on dental emergencies, providing a thorough understanding of how to treat common dental problems and the importance of providing immediate care. Provides a concise description of body systems, including a succinct summary of what constitutes an emergency involving each system and how to assess; includes comprehensive information on personal protection from the risks posed by blood and air-borne diseases and what to do at an accident scene. For those who perform first aid, emergency care, and/or CPR.
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New edition of a text that meets the standards of the Red Cross National Safety Council and provides complete coverage of certification-level instruction in first aid. In addition to the most recent protocols for emergency care and CPR guidelines, it discusses protection against infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis, as well as blood-borne pathogens. Structured learning aids for each chapter include learning objectives, progress checks, and self-tests, and the easy-to-read format includes many color illustrations and photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205291236
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/12/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.85 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to First Aid and Emergency Care 1
2 Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems 11
3 Victim Assessment 31
4 Basic Life Support Artificial Ventilation 49
5 Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 67
6 Bleeding and Shock 85
7 Soft-Tissue Injuries 111
8 Injuries to the Face, Eye, and Throat 125
9 Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia 143
10 Bandaging 161
11 Musculoskeletal Injuries 175
12 Common Sport and Recreational Injuries 195
13 Head and Spine Injuries 209
14 Poisoning Emergencies 235
15 Drug and Alcohol Emergencies 249
16 Cardiovascular and Stroke Emergencies 265
17 Respiratory Emergencies 283
18 Diabetic Emergencies 295
19 Acute Abdominal Distress and Related Emergencies 305
20 Epilepsy, Dizziness, and Fainting 315
21 Childbirth and Related Emergencies 329
22 Pediatric and Geriatric Emergencies 349
23 Bites and Stings 367
24 Burn Emergencies 383
25 Heat and Cold Emergencies 405
26 Water Emergencies 427
27 Wilderness Emergencies 441
28 Psychological Emergencies and Disasters 453
29 Lifting and Moving Victims 475
30 Vehicle Stabilization and Victim Extrication 493
Glossary of Terms 503
Index 509
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