First Aid & Safety for Dummies

First Aid & Safety for Dummies

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Features step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations! Includes sections that address first aid for infants, children, and seniors! When every second counts, you need to know first aid Smart first aid can mean the all difference in the world. This reliable guide gives you just what you need to know to handle emergencies - from tips on preventing accidents and following emergency protocol to determining when to call the doctor and more! Discover how to: Bandage and splint a wound Prevent and treat sports injuries Create a first-aid kit Treat sudden illnesses Administer CPR and the Heimlich maneuver Safeguard your home and environment The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! www Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers
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Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764552139
  • 9780764552137

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Let's Be Careful Out There. Chapter 1: Making Your Environment Safe. Chapter 2: Getting There Safe and Sound. PART II: Be Prepared. Chapter 3: First Aid: What It Is and Why You Should Know It. Chapter 4: Becoming First-Aid Savvy. Chapter 5: Dressings and Bandages. Chapter 6: Who to Call and When. Chapter 7: Emergency Rescue Procedures. PART III: First Aid for All Occasions. Chapter 8: Wounds. Chapter 9: Injuries. Chapter 10: Beating Burns. Chapter 11: Blocking Shock. Chapter 12: Poisoning. Chapter 13: Bites and Stings. Chapter 14: Drugs and Drug Abuse. Chapter 15: Swallowed Objects and Choking. Chapter 16: Cold Exposure: Frostbite and Hypothermia. Chapter 17: The Temperature's Rising: Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. Chapter 18: Catch Your Breath: Respiratory Emergencies. Chapter 19: Sudden Illness, Swift Response. Chapter 20: Muscle, Bone, and Joint Injuries. PART IV: Sports Injuries. Chapter 21: Preventing Sports Injuries and Accidents. Chapter 22: First Aid for Sports Injuries and Accidents. PART V: Special Cases. Chapter 23: Special Needs of the Elderly. Chapter 24: Unique Problems of the Elderly. Chapter 25: Special Needs of Children. Chapter 26: Unique Problems of Children. Chapter 27: First Aid During Pregnancy and Childbirth. Chapter 28: Special Needs of the Disabled. Chapter 29: Special Needs of High-Tech Workers. PART VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Prepare for an Emergency. Chapter 31: Ten OTC Products for Self-Care. Chapter 32: Ten Things to Know About Natural Remedies. Chapter 33: Ten Places to Go for More Information. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Inlander

Charles B. Inlander is the current president and Janet Worsley Norwood is a former editor at the People's Medical Society, the nation's largest non-profit consumer health organization.
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