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ACEP First Aid Manual, 4th Edition Paperback – July 18, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Acep First Aid Manual
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: DK; 4 edition (July 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075667235X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756672355
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #616,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This kind of book is needed for all emergency bags.
Horacio I Canales
To go beyond what this book offers, you might want to consider an EMT training course or med school.
Hunter
Would be much more useful if it was plastic spiral bound and had larger page size.
J. Ferguson

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Hunter on December 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
The book is well organized by color coded sections, that can be quickly found by watching the page edge while fanning through. Fanning back to front shows general categories, like "Respiratory Problems" while fanning front to back shows specific situations like Choking, Drowning or Asthma.

Each section is prefaced by a basic overview of that part of the human body, e.g. "The Bones, Joints and Muscle Injuries" section starts with illustrations of a skeleton, the joints and muscle groups.

The book over all is very informative, easy to follow, and with few exceptions, is focused on the most practical and common situations offering simple DOs and DON'Ts as well as excellent color photo references for proper techniques, but the book also covers a very in depth range of situations, from splinters & nosebleeds to anaphylactic shock & penetrating chest wounds.

The back of the book offers a quick and dirty "Emergency First Aid" illustrated brief for each of the sections in a simple 1, 2, 3, 4 format and references the pages for in-depth info.

I originally felt the book didn't do well covering internal injuries treatment, but thought better, "First Aid" is just that, the first aid someone provides until a trained professional arrives or the victim is transported to a hospital. To go beyond what this book offers, you might want to consider an EMT training course or med school.

I had no issues with the binding or margins of the book, but I understand another reviewer's concern about not being able to lay it open & flat so to reference it while rendering aid, but I believe that part of the responsibility aid givers assume is to reassure the victim. Keep it handy or carry the book for reference, but I wouldn't read it in front of a conscious victim.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Ferguson on November 10, 2011
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Book pages are slick and of very good quality, and instructions are informative and straightforward. But the spine is very stiff, and you cannot open the book and lay it flat. Would be much more useful if it was plastic spiral bound and had larger page size. Also, the margins of each page next to the spine should be larger: you cannot read all the text easily looking straight-on. Book is more of a good reference than useful while applying the instructions, should you need to do so.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steven Richards on July 20, 2013
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I bought a book circa 1980 that I believe was entitled "Advanced First Aid". I lost it 20 years ago. The only reason this current book makes any sense at all is that I remember parts repeated from the old one. This thing is a book on human anatomy, which I just took; a book on first aid; a book on physiology; a book on hospital management; a book on nursing care; and a book on drug use and social awareness. The only way to get this 2-year 30-unit certificate text into one volume is to make the print so small you can't read it. Also the back-and-forth cross referencing would probably cause the patient to bleed to death before any aid at all could arrive or be applied.

This book was either edited by government drones or an accountant. You have enough information to pass your MCAT but you can't find anything fast enough to save a life. You have to memorize the entire book.

That was the review of the book. Now for the personal grievance. I just took a six-hour course in first aid. No book was required. However, to prepare for the $85 class, I bought and tried to read the supplemental text. Now having finished the first aid course, but being not happy with the supplemental text, I searched the internet for a good, solid, informative, easy-to-read, easy-to-reference, first aid book that I could refer to in an emergency. Much to my dismay, I discovered that I had paid half again as much money for half again as many pages of the same book. Same format, layout, font size, etc. just bigger.

I suppose I can use one book to apply pressure to the wound and use the other one to give the patient something to bite on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Coleman on April 3, 2014
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this is a great book for first aid practicioners, has lots of great pictures and information to help when trying to learn first aid and what to do in and emergency situation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clay Irving on September 11, 2013
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This book was recommended to me. I'm glad it was! It is a terrific book and I've recommended it to several people.
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