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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