First Aid

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Harper Collins, Jul 29, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Our world is a dangerous place, and a knowledge of first aid isnot only useful but essential. This compact, easy-to-use volume contains invaluable information on what to do in case of accidents or illness of all types and degrees of severity -- from removing a splinter to treating cardiac arrest. Even the most inexperienced first aid-giver will be able to cope with situations that require immediate attention, following the clear step-by-step instructions that will enable anyone to relieve discomfort . . . or to save a life.

  • An easy-to-follow format
  • Fully illustrated with clear, helpful pictures and diagrams
  • "Dos" and "don’ts" in emergency situations
  • Useful ointments, balms, and medicines to keep around the house
  • How to recognize trouble immediately . . .and how to deal with it

 

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Contents

The Signs of Life and Emergency Techniques
1
Emergency Management of Serious Injuries
22
MOVING AND LIFTING VICTIMS
30
REMOVING CLOTHING AND HELMETS
50
Major Injuries and Dangerous Conditions
58
BURNS
80
CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS
93
CRUSH INJURIES
108
MUSCLE INJURIES
133
BITES AND STINGS
142
BLACK EYE
148
BURNS
156
FAINTING
158
NAUSEA AND VOMITING
166
SLINGS
193
Useful Aids
198

EXTREMES OF BODY TEMPERATURE
114
FRACTURES
120

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The Diagram Group is a team of writers, researchers, editors, and designers who have specialized in producing a number of highly acclaimed visual reference books since its formation in 1960.

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