First Aid Manual 5ED
This is a comprehensive guide to treating emergency victims of any age in any situation. Plenty of first aid procedures are given with color photographs illustrating vital actions and how to perform them. For each condition covered, an introduction describes the likely cause and effect of the injury or illness, with signs and symptoms grouped to help you quickly recognize what is wrong with the victim. The goals of each treatment are listed along with boxes warning against actions that may endanger the victim or harm the care giver. Statements help care givers decide on the best course of action depending on the victim's condition, and the step-by-step treatments enable you to act quickly and correctly. Cross-reference sections direct care givers to associated conditions or complications. The book not only gives the most current and helpful first aid procedures, it provides information and charts to show why the techniques work by describing how people are structured and how they function. For example, before the section on problems with breathing, the book describes and illustrates the respiratory system, pointing out different structures involved in breathing and how the process works. Before the section on burns is a description and illustration of the different layers and parts of the skin and how they react to burns. All of the conditions and procedures covered are given in topical chapters with a color coded system. The early chapters include a general first aid section, safety rules and steps to follow in any procedure; an emergency section that tells specifically what to do in situations like a road accident or fire; and a practice of first aid section with information on making initial assessments, removing restrictive clothing, and aftercare. Then the chapters focus on specific injuries and procedures. These include unconsciousness and resuscitation; respiratory problems; wounds and circulation; bone, joint, and muscle injuries; effects of heat and cold; foreign objects, poisoning; bites and stings; miscellaneous medical conditions (such as heart attack, stroke, seizures, fever, sore throat); techniques and equipment; and emergency first aid. A detailed index is included. 288 pgs. ~ Rachel
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.