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First Aid : Taking Action

First Aid : Taking Action - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073220680

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ISBN13: 978-0073220680
ISBN10: 007322068X
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Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: National Safety Council
Published: 2007
International: No

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First Aid : Taking Action - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073220680

National Safety Counsel

ISBN13: 978-0073220680
ISBN10: 007322068X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: National Safety Council

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

First Aid: Taking Action covers the material required for a semester long First Aid course. The focus is teaching how to recognize and act in any emergency and to sustain life until professional help can arrive. Quality content will feature information based on the 2005 national guidelines for breathing and cardiac emergencies, including CPR, choking care and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Other information includes bleeding control, first aid for sudden illnesses and injuries, and remote first aid. Information is presented in a concise easy-to-read manner that works as a handy reference after the course. A National Safety Council completion card for CPR and First Aid are available with the course.

New Features

  • Instructor Productivity Center includes an instructor manual, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor DVD with video clips of skill demonstrations.
  • Companion DVD! A companion DVD provides video demonstrations of the key skills required to complete the course.
  • Review! Review questions are located throughout each chapter and at the end of each chapter to help assess understanding.
  • Flexible! Appendix on Advanced Resuscitation Techniques provides information required for a Healthcare Provider/Professional CPR completion card.
  • Disaster preparation! Appendices include information on how to prepare for a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado.
  • Skills are laid out in an easy-to-follow design with step by step information and full color illustrations.
  • Controversy boxes give more information about controversial areas in first aid.
  • True Story boxes give real life true stories that involve the specific chapter content.

Table of Contents

1 Preparing to Act
2 Acting in an Emergency
3 The Human Body
4 Assessing the Victim
5 Basic Life Support 1: Rescue Breaths
6 Basic Life Support 2: CPR
7 Basic Life Support 3: Choking Care
8 Basic Life Support 4: Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
9 Controlling Bleeding
10 Shock
11 Wounds and Soft Tissue Injuries
12 Burns
13 Head and Spinal Injuries
14 Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
15 Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
16 Extremity Injuries and Splinting
17 Sudden Illness
18 Poisoning
19 Substance Misuse and Abuse
20 Bites and Stings
21 Cold and Heat Emergencies
22 Behavioral Emergencies
23 Pregnancy and Childbirth
24 Remote Location First Aid
25 Rescuing and Moving Victims
26 Are You Prepared?
27 Moving Forward

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