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American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care Paperback – May 5, 2009
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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.