Home Emergency Guide

Home Emergency Guide

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A manual that enables anyone to deal quickly and confidently with every emergency affecting the home or family. Carefully structured and colour-coded for instant access to life-saving information, it features easy-to-follow action plans and symptom charts. There is also a fill-in section for emergency contacts. Topics include: asthma; unconsciousness; bleeding; burns; convulsions; cuts; broken bones; checking breathing and pulse; giving medicines; complementary therapies; burst pipes; blocked drain; power failure; broken window; fire safety; chemical spillage; electrical problems; storms; lightening; extreme cold; torrential rain; flood; tornado; and earthquake.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 173 x 243 x 22mm | 838g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations, photographs, charts
  • 0751337315
  • 9780751337310

Table of contents

Part 1 First aid: action in an emergency; resuscitation techniques; choking (adults and children); choking (babies under 1); heart attack; asthma attack; shock; anaphylactic shock; head injury; stroke; severe bleeding; penetrating chest wounds; cuts and grazes; splinters; eye wound; foreign objects in the eye; chemicals in the eye; bleeding from the mouth; nosebleed; emergency childbirth; major seizures; febrile seizures; broken arm; broken leg; spinal injuries; sprains and strains; severe burns; small burns and scalds; sunburn; heat exhaustion; heatstroke; fainting; hypothermia; frostbite; swallowed poisons; snake and spider bites; animal and tick bites; insect and scorpion stings; first-aid equipment. Part 2 Family illness: how to use this section; assessing symptoms (adults); assessing symptoms (children); feeling unwell; fever (adults); fever (children); excessive sweating; lumps and swellings; feeling faint/passing out; headache; vertigo; numbness and/or tingling; facial pain; difficulty speaking; forgetfulness or confusion; general skin problems; rash with fever; painful or irritated eye; disturbed/impaired vision; earache; sore throat; hoarseness or loss of voice; coughing (adults); coughing (children); shortness of breath (adults); breathing problems (children); wheezing; difficulty swallowing; vomiting (adults); vomiting (children); abdominal pain (adults); abdominal pain (women); abdominal pain (children); swollen abdomen; anal and rectal problems; diarrhoea (adults); diarrhoea (children); constipation; chest pain; palpitations; poor bladder control; painful urination; back pain; neck pain or stiffness; painful arm or hand; painful leg; painful joints; swollen ankles; impotence; testes and scrotum problems; penis problems; breast problems; painful periods; heavy periods; abnormal vaginal bleeding; vaginal discharge; genital irritation (women); home medicine chest; caring for a sick person. Part 3 Domestic emergencies: home safety; garden safety; fires in the home; gas leaks; plumbing problems; central-heating problems; air-conditioning problems; electrical problems; structural problems; insects and pests; furniture and furnishings; home security. Part 4 Natural disasters: planning for disaster; severe storm; flood; extreme cold; wildfire; hurricane; tornado; earthquake; volcanic eruption; tsunami; post-disaster survival.show more

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