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Product Details

  • Series: American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Reference; Original edition (May 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400007127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400007127
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

This much-needed revision of the AMA's Handbook (LJ 10/1/80) ranks as one of the best in a plethora of first-aid guides. The previous edition's introductory essays on general procedures have been retained, but this edition has added sections on such things as the Heimlich maneuver. The main section, alphabetically arranged entries on injuries and diseases, is in the same format as the previous edition; each entry includes background information, a "what to do" list, symptoms, continued care, and immediate treatment. A new section on sports injuries has been added as Part 3. Although designed for home use (with fill-in charts for emergency phone numbers and family member medical history), this book has a place on the shelf of any medical reference collection.
- Robert Aken, Univ. of Kentucky Libs., Lexington
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

When a medical emergency strikes, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The AMA Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care gives you all the information you need -- quickly, easily, clearly -- so that you can make the difference.

Key features include:
-- Injuries, illnesses, and medical emergencies: an alphabetical listing to help you find the information you need quickly.
-- CPR: the most up-to-date information for infants, children, and adults.
-- First-aid techniques you can practice so you're prepared when emergency strikes.
-- What happens in the emergency room; knowing when to call your doctor or the hospital and what information to have ready.
-- Lifesaving techniques: clear, easy-to-follow instructions such as how to transport a victim with head or neck injuries.
-- Sports injuries: treatment and recovery, especially for the amateur, school, and weekend athlete.
-- Comprehensive index: a complete listing by subject and symptom for fast reference.
-- Completely revised and updated. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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A great resource book for any household.
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This is a great book to keep with a First Aid Kit.
Catherine Bodenstedt
Very informative and up to date information.
Mojo

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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Bodenstedt on June 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
Part I of this book includes planning for emergencies. Topics covered are safeguarding your home against accidents, what to tell medical personnel when an emergency situation occurrs and medical charts to fill out for family members.
Emergency procedures, i.e., CPR and the Heimlach Maneuver, are highlighted with red on the edge of the book for quick reference.
Other areas covered are recognizing medical problems, snake and insect bites and sports injuries.
This is a great book to keep with a First Aid Kit.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mojo on August 9, 2010
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Very informative and up to date information. I learned a lot more in this book than in taking a first aid class. Illustrations are used when needed to explain how to perform a technique. It is a good tool to have if you want to be prepared for an emergency situation or even if you want to know how to dress a minor wound.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Douglas on March 23, 2011
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This book is great for when little Jimmy scrapes his knee. This book is great when you have a medical professional 5 minutes away. If you are looking for survival/emergency guide this is not it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Portlandia on March 9, 2012
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I received this first aid book about a week ago. Upon receipt, I began refreshing myself on several important emergency procedures, such as CPR, seizures, broken bones, and deep cuts or gashes.

I feel the book is pretty complete in its content and description of actions that should or should not be taken by the responder. The book also clearly points out when additional medical advice should be obtained.

Definitions are included, which enhance the value of the contents. Pictures are very detailed. Of course, I would like to see pictures in color, when appropriate, and larger pictures included, but that is just my own desire.

From simple medical first aid for rashes to more complex first aid for heart attacks and stroke, the book has far more than I thought it would ever have. I have recommended the book to several neighbors who have all inquired about the value of having such a guide.
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The book has a number of good comments about Emergency care, however I felt is lacked some details about how to implement the suggested care. It is probably worth having to guide you, but you will need to think a little more about "how" to provide the care.
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By RKG on July 15, 2013
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Great for the basics that can offer you some sort of knowledge instead of standing around doing nothing. It is beneficial for those who hike or get off the beaten path...at least you know something.
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