The American Medical Association's handbook of first aid and emergency care
Random House, Sep 12, 1980 - Health & Fitness - 234 pages
How to use this book When a medical emergency strikes, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care, Revised Edition, gives you all the information you need--quickly, easily, clearly--so that you can make the difference. Key features include the most up-to-date emergency care information: ̧ the newest CPR positions and techniques to be used on infants, children, and adults ̧ first-aid and lifesaving techniques you can practice so you're prepared when an emergency strikes ̧ injuries, illnesses, and medical emergencies: an alphabetical listing to help you find the information you need quickly ̧ easy-to-follow instructions and clear line drawings that walk you through each step ̧ what happens in the emergency room; knowing when to call your doctor or the hospital and what information to have ready ̧ sports injuries: treatment and recovery, especially for the amateur, school, or weekend athlete ̧ a chart to be filled in for each family member to list medical information, such as allergies and immunizations, to have on hand for emergency situations ̧ a comprehensive index, with complete listings by subject and symptom for fast reference
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Abdominal Pain abdominal thrusts airway and restore ambulance Anaphylactic Shock apply bandage Bites and Stings Black Widow Spider bleeding blood blow Bones and Spinal Broken Bones brown recluse spider burns clean cloth compress Continued Convulsions coral snake cramps diabetic coma Diarrhea Difficulty in breathing doctor Drug Abuse emergency room fever finger gauze gently give four quick give victim hand Head Injuries Headaches heart attack Heat and Cold hospital emergency room IMMEDIATE TREATMENT infants insect stings limb Maintain an open medical assistance medical attention promptly mouth tightly Muscle nearest hospital emergency neck or back occur open airway Overexposure paramedics Place your mouth possible pregnancy present pulse Rashes reactions to insect remove Restore Breathing Seek medical attention severe shock side skin snake Spinal Injuries splint sterile swelling SYMPTOMS temperature tim's tourniquet towel uncon victim comfortably warm victim's body victim's forehead victim's head victim's mouth victim's neck vomiting wound