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The American Red Cross First Aid and Safety Handbook Paperback – May 27, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (May 27, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316736465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316736466
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I remember my mother keeping an old Red Cross first aid manual in the house when I was a kid; I would consult it whenever my teddy bear needed a sling or bandage. My bear survived, but I'm not sure what happened to that book. Happily, I found this new Handbook. It still has instructions for making slings, as well as current information for dealing with all sorts of emergencies from cuts and burns to electrocutions and strokes. Be sure to keep it with your first aid kit for on-the-spot reference. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by FGP

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Animal and Human Bites:
If you have an animal or a human bite, you generally need medical attention because of the likelihood of infection.
* If the victim has been seriously wounded, call EMS.
* If the victim was bitten by an animal, you will need to contact authorities so they can find out whether or not the animal was rabid.

1. Calm and reassure the victim. Put on latex gloves or wash your hands.
2. Check for bleeding. If the bite is not bleeding severely, wash it well (for at least 5 minutes) with mild soap and running water, then apply a bandage. If the bite is actively bleeding, control bleeding by applying direct pressure to the bite; by elevating the injured area; and, if necessary, by using pressure point bleeding control. Do not attempt to clean a wound that is actively bleeding.
3. Get medical help.


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The book is outdated and should be removed from circulation.
Randall S. Keyes
I would recommend everyone take the Red Cross courses, and use this book as a refresher or reference to keep your skills fresh.
BookWoman
Get this book if you want to be prepared to take care of emergencies, and to prevent situations that lead to emergencies.
Stan

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Von on January 30, 2009
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While the first aid portion of the book is very good, all of the CPR information is out of date and does not reflect the standards adopted in 2005. This includes the standards for adult, child, and infant CPR; child and infant rescue breathing, and unconscious choking for adult and child.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Richard L. Freeh on August 2, 2005
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The book has much of what you expect in a first aid book. The one problem is that the book hasn't been updated in a long time. One of the treatments recommended was outdated and wrong.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By My Penname on November 5, 2011
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Every household needs a first aid book and this is a good one. It is well written, easy to understand, and contains a wealth of information that can help you in every situation from a paper cut to a broken leg.

I picked this book in particular because of its affiliation with the Red Cross. I am not a health care worker but I figure I can have confidence in anything the Red Cross puts their name on even if it is a little out of date.

When I started looking through the book I learned many things and found that many of the things I thought I knew were wrong. This is a great book for people that want to be prepared when things happen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 4, 2013
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I bought this to go along with my emergency kit for the household (in case we have to evacuate for any reason) . It's fine but I wish it had been a little smaller in size. It doesn't have the new CPR guide lines but I remedied that by adding an insert.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BookWoman on June 16, 2013
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I bought this to have it with my "grab and go" bag, in the event of an emergency. The Red Cross has taught first aid and safety for many years, and the information is presented in a clear and easy-to-follow format. I feel confident that if I ever need it, I'll have the information that might help should I find myself on the scene of a health or safety emergency situation with no "professional" first responders around. Standing there and feeling helpless if someone is injured or in danger just isn't an option. I would recommend everyone take the Red Cross courses, and use this book as a refresher or reference to keep your skills fresh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lois Renick on June 15, 2014
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The book was a 22 year old edition and not a current first aid & safety handbook. I needed the current edition as I needed to review for an upcoming job. I am very disappointed that it was not the latest edition which I was expecting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randall S. Keyes on November 26, 2013
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The book is outdated and should be removed from circulation. Much of the information is outdated and are not be taught.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fay Linscheid on September 6, 2013
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It was perfect for what I needed it for . Good illistrations to follow if need be. I thank you
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