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.
The book is outdated and should be removed from circulation.
I would recommend everyone take the Red Cross courses, and use this book as a refresher or reference to keep your skills fresh.
Get this book if you want to be prepared to take care of emergencies, and to prevent situations that lead to emergencies.
I expected something newer. It is maked it in the 80's and re-printed over and over again.Published 2 months ago by Juan Pablo Cruz Ríos
exactly what it said it was..... would have been nice if they would have wiped all the grime off the cover before shipping but a little rubbing alcohol fixed that right up!Published 3 months ago by Ramona Cook
While this is a nicely organized book, laid out well, I am disappointed that it does not match how I was taught in official Red Cross Professional CPR training. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ActiveGirl
A book necessary to have, the American Red Cross book Is one that has been around for many years, it helped medical profsession through out the years, it is one fo the fine books... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Atef Saad Ibrahim