First Aid For Families

First Aid For Families

by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)


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Essential first aid information for every parent or caregiver from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the international authority on child health and well-being.

The ability to provide basic care for an injured or ill child is a fundamental skill set that every parent or guardian should have. In most cases, situations that require first aid are not life threatening and can be managed with simple, commonsense procedures; the key for parents and other family members is have access to this information when they need it.

Developed by experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics, First Aid for Families: A Parent's Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids provides immediate access to vital first aid information on a range of common childhood illnesses and emergencies. This essential home resource gives parents the confidence they need to provide timely and appropriate care.

With this guide, parents will learn to treat:

Head, eye, oral, bone, joint, and muscle injuries
Infection, bleeding, and swelling
Breathing problems and loss of consciousness
Burns and heat- and cold-related injuries
Bites and stings, allergic reactions, and poisoning

The Appendix offers a quick reference to common childhood ailments, such as fever and sore throat, and recommendations for when it is safe to allow children back to school or day care. First Aid for Families: A Parent's Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids also includes information on choking and CPR, how to pack a first aid kit, and injury prevention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763755522
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 03/07/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 What Is Pediatric First Aid? 1

2 Six Steps of Pediatric First Aid 7

3 Breathing Problems 17

4 Controlling Infection, Bleeding, and Swelling 33

5 Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries 52

6 Loss of Responsiveness, Fainting, and Head Injuries 65

7 Convulsions and Seizures 78

8 Allergic Reactions 84

9 Bites and Stings 92

10 Poisoning 111

11 Burns 120

12 Heat- and Cold-Related Injuries 132

13 Eye Injuries 141

14 Oral Injuries 149

15 What Can I Do to Keep My Child Safe? 156

Appendix A Common Childhood Illnesses 171

Appendix B First Aid Supply List 220

Glossary 223

Index 229

Photo Credits 236

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