First Responder Handbook

First Responder Handbook

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The First Responder Handbook: Fire Service Edition is an information-packed guide providing first responder education for fire service professionals. Written by emergency response experts and specifically designed for firefighters, this text presents information in a way that will feel familiar to anyone in the fire service. It covers safety for first responders, patient care principles, emergency response tactics, and even first responder actions for incidents involving terrorism. This street-smart book fulfills the U. S. Department of Transportation's requirements for first responder certification while offering firefighters valuable emergency medical training.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 220.98 x 281.94 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Fire service ed
  • 0766839192
  • 9780766839199

Table of contents

The First Responder. Emotional Issues and the First Responder. Safety and the First Responder. Legal and Ethical Issues. The Human Body. Lifting and Moving. Airway and Breathing. Patient Assessment. Circulation. Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). Illnesses. Trauma. Injuries to Muscles and Bones. First Responders and Children. Pregnancy and Childbirth. First Responder and the Fire Service.
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Review quote

This textbook for firefighters seeking first response certification describes the basic principals involved in providing emergency medical care. The 16 chapters review legal and ethical considerations and the anatomy of the human body, then provide illustrations for lifting patients, performing CPR, assessing patient condition, and stabilizing bleeding and injuries to the muscle and bone. Color Photographs Illustrate the Procedures. - SciTech Book News March 2003
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