How to use this book
When a medical emergency strikes, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care, Revised Edition, gives you all the information you need--quickly, easily, clearly--so that you can make the difference.
Key features include the most up-to-date emergency care information:
¸ the newest CPR positions and techniques to be used on infants, children, and adults
¸ first-aid and lifesaving techniques you can practice so you're prepared when an emergency strikes
¸ injuries, illnesses, and medical emergencies: an alphabetical listing to help you find the information you need quickly
¸ easy-to-follow instructions and clear line drawings that walk you through each step
¸ what happens in the emergency room; knowing when to call your doctor or the hospital and what information to have ready
¸ sports injuries: treatment and recovery, especially for the amateur, school, or weekend athlete
¸ a chart to be filled in for each family member to list medical information, such as allergies and immunizations, to have on hand for emergency situations
¸ a comprehensive index, with complete listings by subject and symptom for fast reference
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