First Aid for Colleges and Universities
Allyn and Bacon, 1996 - Emergency medicine - 518 pages
This book presents the most complete information available from elementary facts to instructions for effective improvisation vital to successful first aid. Primarily focusing on the most common accidents and emergencies a first-aider is likely to encounter, this book is extremely useful to anyone who practices first aid, emergency care, and CPR. Presents a clear, expanded version of legal duty, including guidelines on how to avoid legal liability, culpability for negligence or failure to act. Incorporates a newly added section on how first-aiders can protect themselves from injury and infection in the course of providing care. Features an entirely new section on dental emergencies, providing a thorough understanding of how to treat common dental problems and the importance of providing immediate care. Provides a concise description of body systems, including a succinct summary of what constitutes an emergency involving each system and how to assess; includes comprehensive information on personal protection from the risks posed by blood and air-borne diseases and what to do at an accident scene. For those who perform first aid, emergency care, and/or CPR.
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Introduction to First Aid
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