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Along with updates to its comprehensive coverage, First Aid for Colleges and Universities, Eighth Edition now provides readers with even more self-assessment to help them succeed. End-of-chapter quiz questions encourage readers to think critically and a new skills sheets appendix provides more testing at the end of the book. The Eighth Edition has also been thoroughly updated to include the latest CPR guidelines, and approximately 100 updated photos have been added to the bookUs extensive art program. A new, clearer design makes the text easy to use. This book prepares readers for various first aid certifications, including Red Cross and American Heart Association. KEY TOPICS Updated CPR coverage includes new guidelines for the number and speed of ventilations, and the procedures for obstructed airways and infant/child ventilations.For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in first aid.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805346251
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 3/14/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., EMT-B, is professor of Health Sciences at Brigham Young University, where he teaches First Aid and related courses. He is also the director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an educational service that offers continuing education for EMS personnel. He has been active in higher education for over 37 years, is the author of numerous EMS publications, and is an organizer of key EMS conferences.

Daniel Limmer, NREMT-P, is a faculty member at Eastern Manie Community College in Bangor, Maine. He has been involved in EMS and law enforcement for over 28 years and still practices as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine. Dan is a frequent lecturer at conferences and colleges nationwide. He is a co-author of several textbooks, including Emergency Care, Essentials of Emergency Care, Advanced Medical Life Support, and First Responder: A Skills Approach.

Joseph J.Mistovich, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is chair of the Department of Health Professions and a professorat Youngstown State University, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary health care. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, both from Youngstown State University. He has authored several EMS textbooks and numerous EMS articles. He is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.

Randall Benner, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is a contributing author to this edition. He is the director of the Emergency Medical Technology program at Youngstown State University, where he teaches courses in psychoneuroimmunology, behavior change, and health psychology. He has authored and co-authored numerous texts, several with Joe Mistovich, and is a prime organizer of a major EMS annual conference held in Salt Lake City.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to First Aid Care.
2. Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems.
3. Victim Assessment.
4. Basic Life Support: Artificial Ventilation.
5. Basic Life Support: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
6. Bleeding and Shock.
7. Soft-Tissue Injuries.
8. Injuries to the Face, Eye, and Throat.
9. Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia.
10. Bandaging.
11. Musculoskeletal Injuries.
12. Common Sport and Recreational Injuries.
13. Head and Spine Injuries.
14. Poisoning Emergencies.
15. Drug and Alcohol Emergencies.
16. Cardiovascular and Stroke Emergencies.
17. Respiratory Emergencies.
18. Diabetic Emergencies.
19. Acute Abdominal Distress and Related Emergencies.
20. Epilepsy, Dizziness, and Fainting.
21. Childbirth and Related Emergencies.
22. Pediatric and Geriatric Emergencies.
23. Bites and Stings.
24. Burn Emergencies.
25. Heat and Cold Emergencies.
26. Water Emergencies.
27. Wilderness Emergencies.
28. Psychological Emergencies and Disasters.
29. Lifting and Moving Victims.
30. Vehicle Stabilization and Victim Extrication.
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