First Aid for Colleges and Universities

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-25
  • Publisher: Pearson

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First Aid for Colleges and Universities , Tenth Edition,is intended for students in a full-semester course leading to First Aid/CPR certification. It is designed specifically for college-level courses in First Aid and meets American Red Cross guidelines, while providing more depth and detail than the other available texts in the market. In addition to comprehensive coverage of #xA0;all first aid situations a responder is likely to encounter, this book provides self-tests, critical thinking exercises, and skill assessment checklists. The Tenth Editionfeatures updated content aligned with the new 2010 AHA and ARC CPR Guidelines, which affect many critical procedures in the entire field. Content also reflects the current developments, updated pedagogy, and best practices. Illustrations and photos have also been selectively updated and refreshed throughout the book.

Author Biography

Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., EMT-B, is professor of Health Sciences at Brigham Young University, where he teaches First Aid and related courses. He is also the director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an educational service that offers continuing education for EMS personnel. He has been active in higher education for over 37 years, is the author of numerous EMS publications, and is an organizer of key EMS conferences.


Daniel Limmer, NREMT-P, is a faculty member at Eastern Manie Community College in Bangor, Maine. He has been involved in EMS and law enforcement for over 28 years and still practices as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine. Dan is a frequent lecturer at conferences and colleges nationwide. He is a co-author of several textbooks, including Emergency Care, Essentials of Emergency Care, Advanced Medical Life Support, and First Responder: A Skills Approach.



Joseph J.Mistovich, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is chair of the Department of Health Professions and a professorat Youngstown State University, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary health care. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, both from Youngstown State University. He has authored several EMS textbooks and numerous EMS articles. He is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.


Randall Benner, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is a contributing author to this edition. He is the director of the Emergency Medical Technology program at Youngstown State University, where he teaches courses in psychoneuroimmunology, behavior change, and health psychology. He has authored and co-authored numerous texts, several with Joe Mistovich, and is a prime organizer of a major EMS annual conference held in Salt Lake City.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to First Aid Care

2. Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems

3. Victim Assessment

4. Basic Life Support: Artificial Ventilation

5. Basic Life Support: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

6.  Bleeding and Shock

7. Soft-Tissue Injuries

8. Injuries to the Face, Eye, and Throat

9. Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia

10. Dressing and Bandaging

11. Musculoskeletal Injuries

12. Common Sport and Recreational Injuries

13. Head and Spine Injuries

14. Poisoning Emergencies

15. Drug and Alcohol Emergencies

16. Cardiovascular and Stroke Emergencies

17. Respiratory Emergencies

18. Diabetic Emergencies

19. Acute Abdominal Distress and Related Emergencies

20. Seizures, Dizziness, and Fainting

21. Childbirth and Related Emergencies

22. Pediatric and Geriatric Emergencies

23. Bites and Stings

24. Burn Emergencies

25. Heat and Cold Emergencies

26. Water Emergencies

27. Wilderness Emergencies

28. Psychological Emergencies and Disasters

29. Lifting and Moving Victims

30. Vehicle Stabilization and Victim Extrication

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