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Title:
First aid manual
Author:
Piazza, Gina M., editor.
Edition:
5th edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Publishing, 2014
Physical Description:
288 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
A possible life-saving reference to keep around the house or in the car, DK's 'First Aid Manual' looks at more than 100 different conditions, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and shows exactly what to do with step-by-step photographic sequences. Every condition is clearly explained, outlining causes, symptoms and signs, and action plans. The updated design makes the instructions easier to follow, whether you need information on emergency first aid, first aid for babies and children, or tips on resuscitation.
General Note:
Subtitle on cover: the step-by-step guide for everyone.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Becoming a first aider -- Managing an incident -- Assessing a casualty -- The unconscious casualty -- Respiratory problems -- Wounds and circulation -- Bone, joint, and muscle injuries -- Nervous system problems -- Effects of heat and cold -- Foreign objects, poisoning, bites, & stings -- Medical conditions -- Techniques and equipment -- Emergency first aid -- First aid regulations.
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ISBN:
9781465419507
Format :
Book

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Summary

A possible life-saving reference to keep around the house or in the car, DK's First Aid Manual looks at more than 100 different conditions, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and shows exactly what to do with step-by-step photographic sequences.

Every condition is clearly explained, outlining causes, symptoms and signs, and action plans. The updated design makes the instructions easier to follow, whether you need information on emergency first aid, first aid for babies and children, or tips on resuscitation.


Author Notes

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO¬ģ books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 10
1 Becoming a First Aiderp. 12
What is a fits: aider?p. 14
How to prepare yourselfp. 15
Protection from infectionp. 16
Dealing with a casualtyp. 19
Requesting helpp. 22
The use of medicationp. 24
Remember your own needsp. 24
2 Managing and Incidentp. 26
Action at an emergencyp. 28
Traffic accidentsp. 30
Firesp. 32
Electrical incidentsp. 34
Water incidentsp. 36
Major Incident/Mass casualtiesp. 37
3 Assessing a Casualtyp. 38
Assessing the sick or injuredp. 40
Mechanisms of injuryp. 42
Primary surveyp. 44
Secondary surveyp. 46
Head-to-toe examinationp. 49
Monitoring vital signsp. 52
3 The Unconscious Casualtyp. 54
Breathing and circulationp. 56
Life-saving prioritiesp. 57
Unconscious adultp. 62
Unconscious childp. 72
Unconscious infantp. 80
How to use an AEDp. 84
5 Respiratory Problemsp. 88
The respiratory systemp. 90
Hypoxiap. 92
Airway obstructionp. 93
Choking adultp. 94
Choking childp. 95
Choking infantp. 96
Hanging and strangulationp. 97
Inhalation of fumesp. 98
Drowningp. 100
Hyperventilationp. 101
Asthmap. 102
Croupp. 103
Penetrating chest woundp. 104
6 Wounds and Circulationp. 106
The heart and blood vesselsp. 108
Bleeding and types of woundp. 110
Shockp. 112
Severe external bleedingp. 114
Internal bleedingp. 116
Impalementp. 117
Amputationp. 117
Crush injuryp. 118
Cuts and scrapesp. 119
Bruisingp. 119
Blistersp. 120
Infected woundp. 120
Foreign object in a woundp. 121
Scalp and head woundsp. 122
Eye woundp. 123
Bleeding from the earp. 123
Nosebleedp. 124
Knocked-out adult toothp. 125
Bleeding from the mouthp. 125
Finger woundp. 126
Wound to the palmp. 127
Wound at a joint creasep. 127
Abdominal woundp. 128
Vaginal bleedingp. 128
Bleeding varicose veinp. 129
7 Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuriesp. 130
The skeletonp. 132
Bones, muscles, and jointsp. 134
Fracturesp. 136
Dislocated jointp. 139
Strains and Sprainsp. 140
The nervous systemp. 142
Head injuryp. 144
Facial injuryp. 146
Lower jaw injuryp. 147
Cheekbone and nose injuryp. 147
Collarbone injuryp. 148
Shoulder Injuryp. 149
Upper arm injuryp. 150
Elbow injuryp. 151
Forearm and wrist injuriesp. 152
Hand and finger injuriesp. 153
Rib injuryp. 154
Fractured pelvisp. 155
Back painp. 156
Spinal injuryp. 157
Hip and thigh injuriesp. 160
Lower leg injuriesp. 162
Knee injuryp. 164
Ankle injuryp. 165
Foot and toe injuriesp. 166
Crampsp. 167
8 Effects of Heat and Coldp. 168
The skinp. 170
Assessing a burnp. 172
Severe burns and scaldsp. 174
Minor burns and scaldsp. 176
Burns to the airwayp. 177
Electrical burnp. 178
Chemical burnp. 179
Chemical bum to the eyep. 180
Flash burn to the eyep. 181
Incapacitant spray exposurep. 181
Dehydrationp. 182
Sunburnp. 183
Heat exhaustionp. 184
Heatstrokep. 185
Hypothermiap. 186
Frostbitep. 189
9 Foreign Objects, Poisoning, Bites & Stingsp. 190
The sensory organsp. 192
Splinterp. 194
Embedded fishhookp. 195
Swallowed foreign objectp. 195
Foreign object in the eyep. 196
Foreign object in the earp. 197
Foreign object in the nosep. 197
How poisons affect the bodyp. 198
Types of poisonsp. 199
Swallowed poisonsp. 200
Drug poisoningp. 201
Alcohol poisoningp. 202
Animal and human bitesp. 203
Insect stingp. 204
Tick bitep. 205
Other bites and stingsp. 205
Snakebitep. 206
Stings from sea creaturesp. 207
Marine puncture woundp. 207
10 Medical Conditionsp. 208
Anginap. 210
Heart attackp. 211
Strokep. 212
Diabetes mellitusp. 214
Hyperglycemiap. 214
Hypoglycemiap. 215
Seizures in adultsp. 216
Seizures in childrenp. 218
Feverp. 219
Meningitisp. 220
Paintingp. 221
Allergyp. 222
Anaphylactic shockp. 223
Headachep. 224
Migrainep. 224
Sore throatp. 225
Earache and toothachep. 225
Abdominal painp. 226
Vomiting and diarrheap. 227
Childbirthp. 228
Emergency childbirthp. 229
11 Techniques and Equipmentp. 230
Removing clothingp. 232
Removing headgearp. 233
Casualty handlingp. 234
First aid materialsp. 235
Dressingsp. 238
Cold compressesp. 241
Principles of bandagingp. 242
Roller bandagesp. 244
Tubular gat re bandagesp. 248
Triangular bandagesp. 249
Square knotsp. 250
Hand and foot coverp. 250
Arm slingp. 251
Elevation slingp. 252
Improvised slingsp. 253
12 Emergency First Aidp. 254
Action in an emergencyp. 256
CPR for an adultp. 258
Chest-compression-only CPRp. 258
CPR for a childp. 260
CPR for an infantp. 260
Heart attackp. 262
Strokep. 262
Choking adultp. 264
Choking childp. 264
Choking infantp. 266
Meningitisp. 266
Asthmap. 268
Anaphylactic shockp. 268
Severe external bleedingp. 270
Shockp. 270
Head injuryp. 272
Spinal injuryp. 272
Broken bonesp. 274
Burns and scaldsp. 274
Seizures in adultsp. 276
Seizures in childrenp. 276
Swallowed poisonsp. 278
Hypoglycemiap. 278
First aid regulationsp. 280
Indexp. 282
Acknowledgmentsp. 288