ISBN-10:
0756601959
ISBN-13:
9780756601959
Pub. Date:
02/16/2004
Publisher:
DK
ACEP First Aid Manual, 2nd edition / Edition 2

ACEP First Aid Manual, 2nd edition / Edition 2

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Overview

The American College of Emergency Physicians has created an essential and comprehensive first aid manual with treatments and techniques explained, step-by-step and illustrated with hundreds of photographs to show how to perform them correctly. Featuring important life-saving procedures, including rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, treatment for a blocked airway, and other life-threatening situations, the book also provides detailed anatomical information and offers treatments for people of any age in any situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756601959
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 02/16/2004
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

The American College of Emergency Physicians was founded in 1968 and exists to support quality emergency medical care, and to promote the interests of emergency physicians.

Table of Contents

Introduction10
1First-Aid Essentials11
Being a first aider12
Looking after yourself14
Regulations and legislation17
Action at an emergency18
Telephoning for help20
Multiple victims21
Road incidents22
Fires24
Electrical injuries26
Water rescue28
Assessing a victim29
Primary survey29
Secondary survey30
Symptoms and signs32
Examining a victim34
Treatment and aftercare36
Passing on information37
Using observation charts38
2Techniques and Equipment39
Removing clothing40
Removing headgear41
Monitoring vital signs42
First-aid materials44
Dressings46
Sterile dressings47
Nonsterile dressings48
Adhesive dressings49
Cold compresses49
Principles of bandaging50
Roller bandages52
Elbow and knee bandages54
Hand and foot bandages55
Tubular bandages56
Triangular bandages57
Square knots58
Scalp bandage59
Arm sling60
Elevation sling61
Improvised slings62
Victim handling63
Assisting a walking victim65
Controlling a fall66
Moving from chair to floor67
Moving a collapsed victim68
Moving equipment69
Stretchers and boards70
3Life-Saving Procedures71
Breathing and circulation72
Life-saving priorities73
Adult resuscitation chart75
Unconscious adult76
Child resuscitation chart86
Unconscious child (1-7 years)87
Infant resuscitation chart94
Unconscious infant (under 1 year)95
Choking summary charts99
Choking adult100
Choking child (1-7 years)101
Choking infant (under 1 year)102
4Respiratory Problems103
The respiratory system104
Hypoxia106
Airway obstruction107
Hanging and strangulation108
Drowning109
Inhalation of fumes110
Penetrating chest wound112
Hyperventilation114
Asthma115
Croup116
5Heart and Circulatory Problems117
The heart and blood vessels118
Shock120
Internal bleeding122
Anaphylactic shock123
Angina pectoris124
Acute heart failure124
Heart attack125
Fainting126
6Wounds and Bleeding127
Bleeding and types of wounds128
Severe bleeding130
Impalement132
Amputation132
Crush injury133
Cuts and abrasions134
Foreign object in a cut135
Bruising136
Infected wound136
Scalp and head wounds137
Eye wound138
Bleeding from the ear138
Nosebleed139
Bleeding from the mouth140
Knocked-out tooth140
Wound to the palm141
Wound at a joint crease141
Abdominal wound142
Vaginal bleeding143
Bleeding varicose vein144
7Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries145
The skeleton146
Bones, muscles, and joints148
Fractures150
Dislocated joint153
Strains and sprains154
Major facial fracture156
Cheekbone and nose fractures157
Lower jaw injury157
Fractured collarbone158
Shoulder injury159
Upper arm injury160
Elbow injury161
Forearm and wrist injuries162
Hand and finger injuries163
Injury to the ribcage164
Spinal injury165
Back pain168
Fractured pelvis169
Hip and thigh injuries170
Knee injury172
Lower leg injury173
Ankle injury174
Foot and toe injuries174
8Nervous System Problems175
The nervous system176
Impaired consciousness178
Head injury179
Concussion180
Cerebral compression181
Skull fracture182
Stroke183
Seizures in adults184
Absence seizures185
Seizures in children186
Meningitis187
Headache188
Migraine188
9Environmental Injuries189
The skin190
Assessing a burn192
Severe burns and scalds194
Minor burns and scalds196
Burns to the airway197
Electrical burn198
Chemical burn199
Chemical burn to the eye200
Flash burn to the eye201
Tear gas or pepper spray injury201
Sunburn202
Prickly heat202
Heat exhaustion203
Heatstroke204
Frostbite205
Hypothermia206
10Foreign Objects209
The sensory organs210
Splinter212
Embedded fishhook213
Foreign object in the eye214
Foreign object in the ear215
Foreign object in the nose215
Inhaled foreign object216
Swallowed foreign object216
11Poisoning, Bites, and Stings217
How poisons affect the body218
Swallowed poisons220
Chemicals on the skin221
Inhaled gases221
Poisons in the eye221
Drug poisoning222
Alcohol poisoning223
Food poisoning224
Poisonous plants and fungi225
Insect sting226
Other bites and stings227
Tick bite227
Snake bite228
Stings from sea creatures229
Marine puncture wound229
Animal bite230
12Childbirth and Medical Problems231
Childbirth232
Childbirth: first stage233
Childbirth: second stage234
Childbirth: third stage236
Miscarriage237
Allergy238
Hiccups238
Fever239
Vertigo239
Diabetes mellitus240
Hyperglycemia240
Hypoglycemia241
Panic attack242
Disturbed behavior242
Earache243
Toothache244
Sore throat244
Abdominal pain245
Hernia246
Vomiting and diarrhea247
Stitch247
Cramp248
Overseas travel health249
13Emergency First Aid252
Action in an emergency252
Unconscious adult254
Unconscious child (1-7 years)258
Unconscious infant (under 1 year)262
Choking adult264
Choking child (1-7 years)265
Choking infant (under 1 year)266
Asthma attack267
Shock268
Anaphylactic shock269
Severe bleeding270
Heart attack271
Head injury272
Spinal injury273
Seizures in adults274
Seizures in children275
Broken bones276
Burns277
Eye injury278
Swallowed poisons279
Observation charts280

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