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Publisher Description

Whether you are faced with an open wound, an airway obstruction, a head injury, a fracture or a snakebite, this book will teach you how to help yourself or save somebody's life. Here you will find thoroughly explained and easy to follow first aid measures for all types of casualties. Be prepared to act in a split second when emergency occurs:

Content:

Fundamental Criteria for First Aid:

Understanding Vital Body Functions for First Aid

Terminology

Basics of First Aid

Evaluating Causality...

Basic Measures for First Aid:

Open the Airway and Restore Breathing

Breathing Process

Assessment of and Positioning the Casualty

Rescue Breathing (Artificial Respiration)

Mouth-to-Mouth Method

Mouth-to-Nose Method

Heartbeat

Stop the Bleeding and Protect the Wound

Entrance and Exit Wounds

Manual Pressure

Digital Pressure

Tourniquet

Check for Shock

Causes and Effects

Signs and Symptoms...

Specific Injuries:

Head, Neck and Facial Injuries

Chest Wounds

Abdominal Wounds

Burn Injuries

Dressings and Bandages...

Fractures:

Signs and Symptoms

Splints, Padding, Bandages, Slings, and Swathes

Upper Extremity

Lower Extremity

Jaw, Collarbone and Shoulder

Spinal Column

Neck

Climatic Injuries:

Heat Injuries

Cold Injuries

Bites and Stings:

Snakes

Human or Animal Bites

Marine Animals

Insects...

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Environment:

Classification of Chemical and Biological Agents

Conditions for Masking

Signs and Symptoms

Background Information on Nerve Agents

Blister Agents

Choking Agents (Lung-Damaging Agents)

Cyanogen (Blood) Agents

Incapacitating Agents

Toxins

Nuclear Detonation...

Psychological Reactions:

Situations Requiring Psychological First Aid

Respect for Others' Feelings

Emotional and Physical Disability

Combat and Other Operational Stress Reactions

Severe Stress or Stress Reaction

Reactions and Limitations...

GENRE
Health & Well-Being
RELEASED
2017
May 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Madison & Adams Press
SIZE
9.6
MB

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