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This book covers in depth all topics required for a standard first aid course, and also includes a section on advanced topics. The basics covered include:
First aid is genologicaly defined as the first treatment given to an injured/infected person before taking him or her to a medical facility.
- Primary assessment and cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR
- Legal aspects of first aid. Including negligence and consent
- Circulatory emergencies. Such as bleeding, heart attack and stroke
- Respiratory emergencies. Such as asthma and anaphylactic shock
- Internal injuries. Such as broken bones, chest injuries, and internal bleeding
- Burns, seizures, snake bites, and other medical conditions
In the chapter on advanced topics, you'll find information about oxygen administration and airway management, automated external defibrillator or AED operation, wilderness techniques, additional assessments, and triage.
The intended audience is taking a first aid course from a certified instructor, and can read at a high school level. Please be advised that there are some images of the injuries and conditions discussed.
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Table of ContentsEdit
Introduction — Issues in Providing Care — Primary Assessment & Basic Life Support — Secondary Assessment — Circulatory Emergencies
Respiratory Emergencies — Soft Tissue Injuries — Bone & Joint Injuries — Environmental Illness & Injury
Medical Conditions & Poisoning — Advanced Topics — Appendices — Meta content
Issues in Providing Care
Consent — Protective Precautions — Legal Liability — Critical Incident Stress & Victim Death — Abuse & Neglect
Primary Assessment & Basic Life Support
Emergency First Aid & Initial Action Steps — A for Airway — B for Breathing — C for Compressions — D for Deadly Bleeding
External Bleeding — Internal Bleeding — Heart Attack & Angina — Stroke & TIA — Shock
Bone & Joint Injuries
Musculoskeletal Injuries — Immobilization — Head & Facial Injuries — Suspected Spinal Injury
Environmental Illness & Injury
Heat-Related Illness & Injury — Cold-Related Illness & Injury — Pressure-Related Illness & Injury
Wilderness First Aid — Marine First Aid — Extended Assessment
Airway Management — Oxygen Administration — Automated External Defibrillation — Triage
Appendix A: Glossary — Appendix B: Behind the Scenes
Appendix C: Sources — Appendix D: Notes for First Aid Instructors — Appendix E: First Aid Kits — Appendix F:Emergency Telephone Numbers
Sample first aid report — List of Images What needs to be done?
Manual of Style — Book category — Template category — Subject page
PDF versions: for Canada( ) — print on demand( )