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First aid manual
Krohmer, Jon R.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Dorling Kindersley, [2001]

Physical Description:
287 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Authors, St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade, Dr. Michael Webb ... St. Andrew's Ambulance Association, Sir Michael Bond ... British Red Cross, Sir Peter Beale ..."--Acknowledgments p.

"A comprehensive guide to treating emergency victims of all ages in any situation"-- Cover p. 1.

"The official, authorized manual of the American College of Emergency Physicians"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
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A comprehensive guide to treating emergency victims of all ages in any situation. The American College of Emergency Physicians in association with Dorling Kindersley Publishing, has created an essential and comprehensive first aid manual. The treatments and techniques are explained in step-by-step format and illustrated with hundreds of photographs showing exactly how to perform them correctly. A 32-page emergency section at the end of the book sums up the most important life-saving procedures, including rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, treatment for a blocked airway, and other life-threatening situations. Illustrated anatomical sections explain the key concepts underlying first-aid techniques.

Author Notes

Jon R. Krohmer, MD, FACEP, medical editor, is Director of EMS, Emergency Medical Residency at the Spectrum Health Downtown Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan; EMS Medical Director, Kent County Emergency Medical Services; and Associate Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, College of Human Medicine at the Michigan State University in East Lansing. Dr. Krohmer has received many awards and honors, including the 1998 ACEP Outstanding Contribution in EMS Award and the 2000 MCEP Meritorious Service Award. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is a medical specialty society formed in 1969 to improve emergency care. Before emergency medicine was recognized as a specialty with unique training and skills, emergency rooms were often inadequately managed and staffed. As the number of patients seeking emergency care increased, the need for change became apparent. The College was created to drive that change, thereby improving patient care and saving lives. Today, the College has more than 21,000 members and is the recognized header in emergency medicine.

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Library Journal Review

The American College of Emergency PhysiciansR First Aid Manual is a traditional first-aid guide, but what makes it stand out is the inclusion of over 500 color photographs clearly depicting the emergency or first-aid situation being discussed. Even readers with limited training will find it easy to follow the instructions by looking at the photographs. The book is divided into color-coded sections for easy access to information. Krohmer, the book's medical editor, is both a professor of emergency medicine (Coll. of Human Medicine, Michigan State Univ., Lansing) and director of EMS, Emergency Medicine Residency in Grand Rapids. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 10
1 What Is First Aid?
Being a First Aiderp. 12
2 Action at an Emergency
First Aid at an Emergencyp. 16
Telephoning for Helpp. 18
Multiple Victimsp. 19
Road Accidentsp. 20
Firesp. 22
Electrical Injuriesp. 24
Rescue from Drowningp. 26
Stressp. 27
3 The Practice of First Aid
Initial Assessmentp. 30
Making a Diagnosisp. 31
Removing Clothingp. 36
Treatment and Aftercarep. 38
4 Resuscitation
Breathing and Circulationp. 42
Principles of Resuscitationp. 44
The Resuscitation Sequencep. 45
Resuscitation Techniquesp. 46
Resuscitation for Childrenp. 54
5 Disorders of the Respiratory System
The Respiratory Systemp. 60
Disorders of Respirationp. 62
Airway Obstructionp. 63
Inhalation of Fumesp. 70
Breathing Difficultiesp. 72
6 Disorders of the Circulation
The Circulatory Systemp. 76
Shockp. 78
Faintingp. 80
Anaphylactic Shockp. 81
Disorders of the Heartp. 82
7 Wounds and Bleeding
Blood Clottingp. 86
Types of Woundp. 87
Severe External Bleedingp. 88
Bleeding at Special Sitesp. 90
Major Woundsp. 93
Internal Bleedingp. 99
Minor Woundsp. 104
Infection in Woundsp. 106
8 Disorders of Consciousness
The Nervous Systemp. 108
Unconsciousnessp. 110
Head Injuriesp. 113
Convulsionsp. 116
Strokep. 119
Other Disordersp. 120
9 Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
Bones, Joints, and Musclesp. 124
Types of Injuriesp. 126
Injuries to the Face and Jawp. 133
Injuries to the Upper Limbp. 135
Fractures of the Rib Cagep. 141
Back Injuriesp. 142
Fractured Pelvisp. 149
Injuries to the Lower Limbp. 150
10 Burns and Scalds
The Skinp. 156
Assessing a Burnp. 157
Minor Burns and Scaldsp. 159
Severe Burns and Scaldsp. 160
Special Types of Burnp. 162
11 Effects of Heat and Cold
The Body Temperaturep. 168
Effects of Extreme Coldp. 169
Effects of Extreme Heatp. 173
12 Foreign Bodies
Foreign Bodies in the Skinp. 176
The Eyes, Nose, and Earsp. 178
Foreign Bodies in the Eyep. 180
Foreign Bodies in the Nosep. 181
Foreign Bodies in the Earp. 181
Swallowed Foreign Bodiesp. 182
Inhaled Foreign Bodiesp. 182
13 Poisoning
What is a Poison?p. 184
Household Poisonsp. 185
Drug Poisoningp. 186
Industrial Poisonsp. 187
Alcohol Poisoningp. 188
Poisonous Plantsp. 189
Food Poisoningp. 190
14 Bites and Stings
Animal Bitesp. 192
Insect Stingsp. 193
Injuries by Marine Creaturesp. 194
Snake Bitesp. 196
15 Emergency Childbirth
Childbirthp. 198
Miscarriagep. 202
16 Miscellaneous Conditions
Feverp. 204
Headachep. 205
Earachep. 206
Toothachep. 207
Sore Throatp. 207
Abdominal Painp. 208
Herniap. 209
Vomiting and Diarrhoeap. 210
Vertigop. 210
Crampp. 211
Hysteriap. 212
Hiccupsp. 213
Allergyp. 213
Illness and Overseas Travelp. 214
17 Dressings and Bandages
First-aid Materialsp. 216
Dressingsp. 218
Cold Compressesp. 221
Bandagesp. 222
Roller Bandagesp. 224
Tubular Gauzep. 228
Triangular Bandagesp. 229
18 Handling and Transport
Manual Movesp. 236
Moves Using Equipmentp. 239
Stretchersp. 241
Rescue by Helicopterp. 249
Regulations and Legislationp. 250
19 Emergency First Aid
Action in an Emergencyp. 252
Assess the Victimp. 254
The Recovery Positionp. 256
Breathe for the Victimp. 258
Commence CPRp. 260
Asthma Attackp. 262
Choking: Adultp. 263
Choking: Childp. 264
Choking: Babyp. 265
Heart Attackp. 266
Severe Bleedingp. 267
Shockp. 268
Eye Injuryp. 269
Unconsciousnessp. 270
Head Injuryp. 271
Convulsions: Adultp. 272
Convulsions: Childp. 273
Broken Bonesp. 274
Back Injuryp. 275
Burns: Treatmentp. 276
Burns: Action and Safetyp. 277
Swallowed Poisonsp. 278
Allergic Reactionsp. 279
Observation Chartp. 280
Indexp. 281
Acknowledgmentsp. 288