The American Medical Association's Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

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Random House, 1980 - First aid in illness and injury - 234 pages
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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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User Review  - rampaginglibrarian - LibraryThing

As accident prone and health unlucky as i am this book is an absolute necessity. It covers absolutely EVERYTHING (and it's a good idea NOT to sit down and read it cover to cover--paranoia may result--though reading through it before emergencies occur is a good idea--just space it out) Read full review

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The American Medical Association was formed in 1847 to advance the art and science of medicine while serving as a unified voice for the nationas physicians. More than 150 years later, it continues to exert a major impact on medicine in American.

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