American College of Emergency Physicians First Aid Manual

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Jon R. Krohmer
DK Pub., 2004 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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The American College of Emergency Physicians has created an essential and comprehensive first aid manual with treatments and techniques explained, step-by-step and illustrated with hundreds of photographs to show how to perform them correctly. Featuring important life-saving procedures, including rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, treatment for a blocked airway, and other life-threatening situations, the book also provides detailed anatomical information and offers treatments for people of any age in any situation.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
10
Regulations and legislation
17
Fires
24
Copyright

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abdominal abdominal pain ABDOMINAL THRUSTS ABSENCE SEIZURES acetaminophen adhesive tape aerosol spray aid if necessary AIMS airway and check alveoli anaphylactic shock angina pectoris arrange transport arrange urgent transport aspirin asthma automated external defibrillator AVPU bandage bleeding blood vessels body bone brain breastbone breaths and chest burn CALL EMS carbon dioxide Carbon monoxide cardiac arrest cardiopulmonary resuscitation cause check breathing chest compressions child circulatory system collarbone compressions if necessary consciousness control bleeding cotton padding CRUSH INJURY cyanosis damage defibrillator dermis diabetes mellitus DIAL diarrhea disposable gloves emergency services epidermis epiglottis epinephrine fibrin finger first-aid fluid foreign object fracture gauze gently give rescue breaths gloves if available hand head heart heart attack heat exhaustion HEATSTROKE help arrives hospital However Hyperventilation hypoglycemia hypothermia hypoxia ibuprofen impaired infant infection inhaler injured person internal bleeding IPut joint knee level of response LIFE-SAVING PROCEDURES LIFE-SAVING PROCEDURES pp.71-102 ligaments limb lungs medical help meningitis minutes Monitor and record mouth move muscles nausea necessary see LIFE-SAVING neck nerves nose obstruction obtain medical aid open fracture open the airway oxygen pain paint stripper panic attack pelvis PEPPER SPRAY placenta platelets pneumothorax pocket mask poisoning pressure Pulmonary veins pulse reassure RECOGNITION record vital signs recovery position remove respiratory system risk roller bandage shock signs of circulation skin skull fracture sling spinal cord SPINAL INJURY square knot sterile dressing stoma sweat glands swelling tendons tetanus tissues treat unconscious until help arrives uterus vagina varicose vein vertebrae victim victim's vomiting wound

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The American College of Emergency Physicians was founded in 1968 and exists to support quality emergency medical care, and to promote the interests of emergency physicians.

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