First Aid

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This manual is developed for use within first aid training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. Based on the latest first aid guidelines, First Aid, Sixth Edition is ideal for use within courses designed to certify individuals in first aid and fulfill workplace training requirements. More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students. This manual includes: Current information on injuries and illnesses: Core information for first aiders presented in a clear and straightforward format. Skill Drills: Offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills. Emergency Care Wrap-Up Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take. About the Emergency Care & Safety Institute The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is an internationally renowned organization that provides training and certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by regulatory authorities such as OSHA, The Joint Commission, and state offices of EMS, Education, Transportation, and Health. ECSI’s courses are delivered throughout a range of industries and markets worldwide, including colleges and universities, business and industry, government, public safety agencies, hospitals, private training companies, and secondary school systems. ECSI offers world-class training solutions in the areas of: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Automated External Defibrillation Babysitter Safety Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens CPR (Layperson and Health Care levels) Driver Safety Emergency Medical Responder (formerly known as First Responder) First Aid (Standard, Advanced, Pediatric, Wilderness, and other levels) Oxygen Administration
 

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User Review  - poolays - LibraryThing

Pretty much every time I take CPR or First AID I get a new book. This is the first time I have felt like the book might be a useful first aid reference at home or at work/school. It might just be that ... Read full review

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User Review  - magst - LibraryThing

I used this book for CPR/First Aid class. Even though I passed I still don't feel like I could save a life. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Background Information
1
Chapter 2 Action at an Emergency
5
Chapter 3 Finding Out Whats Wrong
9
Chapter 4 Bleeding and Wounds
15
Chapter 5 Shock
23
Chapter 6 Burns
27
Chapter 7 Head and Spinal Injuries
33
Chapter 8 Chest and Abdominal
42
Chapter 11 Medical Emergencies
57
Chapter 12 Poisoning
64
Chapter 13 Bites and Stings
69
Chapter 14 Heat and Cold Emergencies
78
Chapter 15 Rescuing and Moving Victims
82
Index
88
Image credits
97
Notes
98

Chapter 9 Bone Joint and Muscle Injuries
46
Chapter 10 Cardiovascular Emergencies
55

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