Fifth edition DK's First Aid Manual covers every aspect of first aid, including what it means to be a first aider, how to use essential equipment, and treatments for more than 100 different conditions, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness. Clear step-by-step photography, all shot in-situ to reflect real-life situations, is featured throughout the book. Key Features: · Step-by-step photography throughout, to show the reader exactly what to do in any situation · Quick-reference emergency first aid section · Clear anatomy and physiology sections, to help the reader understand treatment priorities · Every condition clearly explained with causes, symptoms, and signs, as well as action plans
The First Aid Manual is the UK's only fully authorised first aid guide, endorsed by St John Ambulance, St Andrew's First Aid and the British Red Cross and packed with step-by-step first aid advice. Used as the official training manual for the UK's leading first aid organisations' courses, the bestselling First Aid Manual covers all aspects of first aid, from emergency first aid and first aid for babies and children, to the latest guidelines on resuscitation. Find out how to treat over 100 different conditions from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness and how to use essential equipment. Step-by-step photography, all shot in-situ to reflect real-life issues, shows you what to do in any situation. The ideal first aid book for you and your family, keep the First Aid Manual handy; it could be a life-saver. (Previous edition ISBN 9781409342007)
Author: American Red Cross
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 1992-05-27
The first moments after an injury occurs are the most critical. This authoritative guidebook, based on course materials used by Red Cross chapters across the United States, shows you how to handle every type of first aid emergency.
Skills to Save A Life Whether you are miles from help or immersed in an urban disaster situation, every second counts during a medical emergency. This book will help you take quick, effective action to stabilize the situation. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction in this book will help you prevent or respond to: Dehydration Hypothermia, frostbite and heatstroke Skin wounds including burns, cuts, bites and gunshots Anaphylaxis, allergic reactions and rashes Broken bones and injured joints Plus you'll find detailed packing lists for survival first aid kits of all sizes. This pocket-sized manual is perfect for packing in first aid kits, bug out bags, day-hiking packs and vehicle kits. Medical emergencies are unplanned and unpredictable, but you can be prepared. Arm yourself with knowledge that can save a life.
Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-07-22
Named a top 10 medical title in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal. Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Author Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine. This 5th edition features major updates to bring you the latest on emerging infectious diseases...the most current drug and dosage information...an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand...and much more. Logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand, Medicine for the Outdoors may literally save your life. When you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, jungles, or out to sea, it belongs in your duffel or backpack! Provides the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors. Offers logical and complete explanations of every topic. Includes numerous drawings and instructions to enhance your understanding of the descriptive material. Contains recommendations for injury and illness prevention. Features a comprehensive index that helps you locate answers quickly. Offers an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand (like using a fanny pack as a cervical collar). Presents the latest guidance on dangerous infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), avian flu, and West Nile virus. Offers current and accurate drug and dosage information via careful updates throughout. Provides new safety recommendations on avalanches, forest fires, bear attacks, and more. Demonstrates how to apply various bandages and splints with the aid of brand-new drawings.