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CPR, AED and First Aid

Dr. Karl Disque

Book Overview: 

The course covers First Aid basics, including first aid kits, tooth injuries, bee stings, insect bites, nose bleeds and other common problems. Advanced topics include heart attack, stroke, asthma emergencies, head injuries, burns and more. Each topic is broken down into critical decisions to make and steps to take. This book will give you the confidence you need in situations that range from minor to crisis. The book also covers how to provide adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .one available around the house, in your car, and at your place of work is essential.

Common items found in a first aid kit are: Bandages, roller bandages and tape (Sterile) Gauze Antiseptic wipes and swabs Absorbent compresses Antibiotic cream Burn ointment Mask for breathing (rescue breathing/CPR) Chemical cold pack Eye shield and eye wash First aid reference guide that includes local phone numbers

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SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR FIRST AID What is the first question you must ask before you respond to any first aid situation? Age of the injured or ill person Safety of the scene Nature of the injury Time of the injury Which of the following are considered personal protective equipment? Gloves Mask Eye shield All of the above What is the recommended amount of time to wash your hands? 10 seconds 20 seconds 1 minute 4 minutes ANSWERS . . . Read More

Community Reviews

I won a Kindle version in a Goodreads giveaway. It's a good reference book with useful and practical information. But as somebody with not much prior knowledge of CPR and first aid, I felt it was rather brief.

good overview and reference.

This is an easy to read, must have, handbook to have on your phone or tablet to take you through an emergency in a crisis.

Easy to follow, good illustrations and I especially liked the quizs for making sure the material was understood. Great reference

Everyone should have this book in their household and read it thoroughly. It is a great primer on CPR, AED and First Aid providing, in general. This book can be a lifesaver!

This is a great book that I think everyone should take the time to read no matter what stage of life they are in. It will help anyone to potentially be helpful in an emergency situation. I have always wanted to become CPR certified, and while this book cannot take the place of actual experience o...more

A useful and helpful book for first aider and non first aider alike. By following the enumerated procedures you might save a life or lives. But still experience is the best teacher.

Very informative

Great step by step instructional book. Informative and correct. I only gave 4 stars instead of 5 for the few grammatical errors. Otherwise, great job.