Good Housekeeping Family First Aid: Revised Edition

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From the most trusted magazine in America, comes a must-have first-aid encyclopedia.

No one likes to think about it, but every family faces medical emergencies sometimes. Be prepared to handle them with the help of Good Housekeeping, America’s most trusted magazine. Refreshingly free of jargon, this newly revised and fully cross-referenced handbook covers first-aid topics in a format that makes it easy to find what you need, quickly. The outstanding features include color bars ...

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Overview

From the most trusted magazine in America, comes a must-have first-aid encyclopedia.

No one likes to think about it, but every family faces medical emergencies sometimes. Be prepared to handle them with the help of Good Housekeeping, America’s most trusted magazine. Refreshingly free of jargon, this newly revised and fully cross-referenced handbook covers first-aid topics in a format that makes it easy to find what you need, quickly. The outstanding features include color bars that highlight specific sections for swift access and dozens of ways to prevent injuries and illness. Invaluable information on administering first aid shows you how to: assess the scene and the victim; apply CPR; use automated external defibrillators; and more. An A to Z listing of ailments ranges from abdominal pain and allergic reactions to vomiting and zipper injuries. New to the guide: safety preparation for terrorist attacks; instructions regarding contagious diseases; and how to accident-proof your home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588162991
  • Publisher: Hearst
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Applying First Aid 1
Being Prepared 1
Home First Aid Kit 2
Take First Aid Training 3
When is it an Emergency? 3
Recognizing Major Injuries 3
Recognizing Major Illnesses 4
Getting Emergency Help 5
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 5
Poison Control Centers 6
How to Apply First Aid 8
Assess the Scene 8
Assess the Victim 9
CPR Techniques 12
Automated External Defibrillators 21
The Heimlich Maneuver 23
Precautions and Guidelines for the Rescuer 24
Don't Become a Victim! Preventing Injury to the Rescuer 24
What You Should Know About Good Samaritan Laws 26
A to Z Listings of First Aid Topics 27
Abdominal Pain 27
Alcohol Abuse 29
Allergic Reactions 31
Altitude Sickness (Mountain Sickness) 33
Asthma Attack 35
Bites 38
Bleeding--External 38
Bleeding--Internal 41
Blisters 42
Bloody Stool 43
Bloody Urine 45
Bloody Vomit 46
Breathing Emergencies 47
Broken Bones 50
Burns 54
Carbon Monoxide and Other Toxic Fumes 55
Cat, Dog, and Other Animal Bites 56
Chemical Burns 58
Chest Pain 60
Child Abuse 60
Childbirth (Emergency Delivery) 62
Choking 67
Cold Exposure 73
Cuts (Lacerations) 74
Dehydrations 77
Dental Pain and Injuries 78
Diabetic Emergencies 81
Dislocations 83
Drowning 84
Earache and Ear Injury 88
Electrical Burns 90
Eye Problems of Sudden Change in Vision 92
Fainting 95
Fever 96
Food Poisoning 98
Foreign Objects in the Eye, Ear, Nose, or Throat 99
Frostbite 102
Genital Injury 104
Hand Injuries 106
Head Injury 107
Headache and Head Pain 109
Heart Attack 111
Heat Exhaustion 112
Heatstroke 113
High Blood Pressure 114
Hyperventilation 116
Hypothermia 117
Insect Stings 118
Marine Animal Bites and Stings 121
Muscle Injury 124
Nose Injury 125
Nosebleed 126
Pelvic Pain 128
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac 129
Poisoning and Drug Overdose 131
Puncture Wounds 133
Rabies 136
Scorpion Stings 137
Seizure 139
Severed Limb 141
Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse 143
Shock 146
Smoke Inhalation 148
Snake Bites 149
Spider Bites 152
Spinal Injury 154
Strains and Sprains 157
Stroke 159
Suicidal Threats or Behavior 160
Sunburn 161
Tetanus 163
Thermal Burns 164
Tick Bites 166
Unconsciousness 168
Vaginal Bleeding 169
Vomiting 170
Zipper Injury 172
Playing it Safe 173
Playing it Safe at Home 173
Carbon Monoxide and Radon: Silent Killers 173
Childproofing Your Home 176
Safety for the Elderly 180
Fireproofing Your Home 181
Preventing Poisonings 186
Room-By-Room Safety 191
Safety Around the House and in the Garden 195
Playing it Safe Away from Home 199
Safety Preparation Before Traveling 199
Automobile Safety 201
Recreational Safety 207
Sports Injuries 215
Safety in the Workplace 218
Violent Weather 218
Playing it Safe in the World 222
Safety Preparation for Terrorist Attacks 222
Reducing Your Risk of Communicable Disease 230
Resources 237
Index 260
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