From the Back Cover
This book presents the most complete information available from elementary facts to instructions for effective improvisation vital to successful first aid. Primarily focusing on the most common accidents and emergencies a first-aider is likely to encounter, this book is extremely useful to anyone who practices first aid, emergency care, and CPR.
Presents a clear, expanded version of legal duty, including guidelines on how to avoid legal liability, culpability for negligence or failure to act. Incorporates a newly added section on how first-aiders can protect themselves from injury and infection in the course of providing care. Features an entirely new section on dental emergencies, providing a thorough understanding of how to treat common dental problems and the importance of providing immediate care. Provides a concise description of body systems, including a succinct summary of what constitutes an emergency involving each system and how to assess; includes comprehensive information on personal protection from the risks posed by blood and air-borne diseases and what to do at an accident scene.
For those who perform first aid, emergency care, and/or CPR. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., EMT-B, is professor of Health Sciences at Brigham Young University, where he teaches First Aid and related courses. He is also the director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an educational service that offers continuing education for EMS personnel. He has been active in higher education for over 37 years, is the author of numerous EMS publications, and is an organizer of key EMS conferences.
Daniel Limmer, NREMT-P, is a faculty member at Eastern Manie Community College in Bangor, Maine. He has been involved in EMS and law enforcement for over 28 years and still practices as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine. Dan is a frequent lecturer at conferences and colleges nationwide. He is a co-author of several textbooks, including Emergency Care, Essentials of Emergency Care, Advanced Medical Life Support, and First Responder: A Skills Approach.
Joseph J.Mistovich, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is chair of the Department of Health Professions and a professorat Youngstown State University, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary health care. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, both from Youngstown State University. He has authored several EMS textbooks and numerous EMS articles. He is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.
Randall Benner, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is a contributing author to this edition. He is the director of the Emergency Medical Technology program at Youngstown State University, where he teaches courses in psychoneuroimmunology, behavior change, and health psychology. He has authored and co-authored numerous texts, several with Joe Mistovich, and is a prime organizer of a major EMS annual conference held in Salt Lake City.