9781844762545

First Aid Handbook: Fast and Effective Emergency Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844762545

  • ISBN10:

    1844762548

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-06-01
  • Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK

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Summary

How to cope and care in an emergency, from splints, simple bandages and slings to life saving techniques.

Table of Contents

Author's Foreword 5(3)
Introduction 8(2)
How to use this book 10(1)
Action at an Emergency
11(14)
What is first aid?
12(2)
Making your assessment
14(2)
Examining the casualty
16(2)
Removing clothing and helmets
18(2)
Moving and handling safely 1
20(2)
Moving and handling safely 2
22(2)
Skills checklist
24(1)
Life-saving Priorities
25(18)
Understanding resuscitation
26(2)
Responsiveness and the airway
28(2)
Rescue breathing
30(2)
Cardiac compressions
32(2)
Full resuscitation sequence
34(2)
The recovery position
36(2)
Coping with choking 1
38(2)
Coping with choking 2
40(2)
Skills checklist
42(1)
Children's Life Support
43(10)
Basic life support
44(2)
Resuscitating a baby or child
46(2)
The recovery position
48(2)
Choking in babies and children
50(2)
Skills checklist
52(1)
Lungs and Breathing
53(12)
Understanding the respiratory system
54(2)
Dealing with breathing difficulties
56(2)
Tackling fume inhalation
58(2)
Drowning: what to do
60(2)
Hanging and strangling: what to do
62(2)
Skills checklist
64(1)
Heart and Circulation
65(12)
Understanding the cardiovascular system
66(2)
Dealing with shock
68(2)
Managing anaphylactic shock
70(2)
Coping with a heart attack
72(2)
Dealing with an abnormal heart rate
74(2)
Skills checklist
76(1)
Brain and Nervous System
77(14)
Understanding the nervous system
78(2)
Dealing with head injury
80(2)
Coping with epilepsy
82(2)
Recognizing a stroke
84(2)
Coping with headache
86(2)
Managing dizziness and fainting
88(2)
Skills checklist
90(1)
Other Medical Emergencies
91(18)
Coping with antenatal emergencies
92(2)
Helping with emergency childbirth
94(2)
Managing diabetic conditions
96(2)
Dealing with nausea and vomiting
98(1)
Tackling diarrhoea, fever and cramp
99(1)
Dealing with abdominal pain
100(2)
Coping with allergy
102(2)
Dealing with bites and stings
104(2)
Managing heat and cold disorders
106(2)
Skills checklist
108(1)
Childhood Problems
109(16)
Recognizing childhood illness
110(2)
Dealing with problems in babies
112(2)
Coping with fever
114(1)
Dealing with vomiting and diarrhoea
115(1)
Managing abdominal pain
116(2)
Coughs and breathing difficulty
118(2)
Tackling headaches
120(2)
Managing other problems
122(2)
Skills checklist
124(1)
Wounds and Bleeding
125(22)
Types of wound
126(2)
Wounds and wound healing
128(2)
Tackling embedded objects
130(2)
Treating infected wounds
132(2)
Dealing with major wounds
134(2)
Coping with severed body parts
136(1)
Managing crush injuries
137(1)
Controlling severe bleeding
138(2)
Recognizing internal bleeding
140(2)
Bleeding from orifices
142(2)
Miscellaneous foreign bodies
144(2)
Skills checklist
146(1)
Bone and Muscle Injuries
147(26)
Understanding the skeleton
148(2)
Dealing with broken bones
150(2)
Tackling skull and facial fractures
152(2)
Managing spinal injuries
154(2)
Coping with neck injuries
156(2)
Tackling upper limb fractures
158(2)
Managing rib fractures
160(2)
Coping with pelvic and upper--leg injuries
162(2)
Handling knee and lower-leg injuries
164(2)
Coping with dislocations
166(2)
Managing sprains and strains
168(2)
Controlling back pain
170(2)
Skills checklist
172(1)
Burns and Scalds
173(12)
Understanding and assessing burns 1
174(2)
Understanding and assessing burns 2
176(2)
Managing burns
178(2)
Chemical, electrical and inhalation burns
180(2)
Coping with facial burns
182(1)
Tackling sunburn
183(1)
Skills checklist
184(1)
Action on Poisoning
185(12)
Understanding poisoning
186(2)
Managing drug poisoning
188(2)
Tackling alcohol and illicit drug poisoning
190(7)
First--Aid Kit
197(12)
Assembling a first-aid kit
198(2)
Applying dressings and bandages
200(2)
Applying bandages 1
202(2)
Applying bandages 2
204(2)
Fixing slings
206(2)
Skills checklist
208(1)
Complementary Therapies
209(10)
Understanding complementary therapies
210(2)
Complementary first-aid kit
212(2)
Using complementary therapies 1
214(2)
Using complementary therapies 2
216(2)
Skills checklist
218(1)
Keeping Safe
219(18)
Keeping yourself safe
220(2)
Safety on the road
222(2)
Safety in the home
224(2)
Safety in the kitchen
226(2)
Safety in the bathroom
228(2)
Safety in the garden
230(2)
Dealing with fire
232(1)
Avoiding electrical accidents
233(1)
Safe home for infants
234(1)
Avoiding cot death
235(1)
Skills checklist
236(1)
Outdoor Safety
237(12)
Safety in sport
238(2)
Safety in land sports
240(2)
Safety in water sports
242(2)
Safety in snow sports
244(2)
Travelling safely
246(2)
Skills checklist
248(1)
Useful Information
249(4)
Useful addresses
250(3)
Index 253(3)
Acknowledgements 256

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