Princeton University Library Catalog

American Medical Association handbook of first aid and emergency care / Italo Subbarao, Jim Lyznicki, James J. James, medical editors.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York, NY : Random House Reference, c2009.
Εdition:
Rev. & updated ed.
Description:
xix, 396 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Summary note:
Synopsis: The ultimate first aid handbook from the experts! The AMA Handbook of First Aid and Medical Care is the go-to reference for emergencies that no home will want to be without. Full of practical, clear, and easy-to-understand advice, this resource ensures that every household is prepared for any type of medical situation. Includes line drawings and instructions to help people through emergency situations, as well as a medical information chart that everyone should have on hand. Includes information on: First aid procedures; CPR positions; When to call a doctor; Disaster preparedness; What to do in the emergency room; Sports injuries. The American Medical Association is the world's most respected and renowned authority in medicine. Founded in 1847, it is the largest and most prestigious professional association for doctors in the United States. The AMA is also the publisher of the acclaimed medical periodical JAMA, which features groundbreaking medical research studies.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-385) and index.
Contents:
How to use this book -- Part 1: Prevention -- Preventing Illness And Injury -- Eat a healthy diet -- Exercise regularly -- Avoid tobacco use -- Get enough sleep -- Prevent infections -- Avoid hazards -- Build resilience -- Safeguarding your home against accidents -- Part 2: Being Prepared For Injuries And Emergencies -- Getting help in an emergency -- Personal and family member medical information -- Emergency medical identification -- Making an emergency medical supplies kit -- When to call your local emergency medical dispatcher or 911 call center -- Emergency medical services (ambulance services) -- First aid techniques to learn and practice -- Emergency procedures to know -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) -- Use of automated external defibrillator's (AEDS) with CPR -- First aid for choking -- Basic life support at a glance -- Control of external bleeding -- Part 3: Alphabetical Listing Of Illnesses, Injuries, And Other Medical Emergencies -- Allergic reactions -- Hives -- Seasonal allergies -- Severe allergic reaction -- Amputations -- Severed limbs -- Amputation of smaller body parts -- Use of tourniquets -- Ankle, Leg, And Hip Problems -- Ankle and foot fractures -- Ankle sprain -- Hip pointer -- Kneecap dislocation -- Lower leg fracture -- Thigh injury -- Arm, Hand, And Shoulder Problems -- Collarbone fracture -- Elbow injury and dislocation -- Hand fracture -- Lower arm or wrist fracture -- Shoulder dislocation -- Shoulder separation -- Upper arm fracture -- Bone Injuries (general considerations) -- Broken bones -- Bumps -- Dislocations -- Burns -- First-degree burns -- Second-degree burns -- Third-degree burns -- Chemical burns -- Electrical burns -- Tar and asphalt burns -- Dental Problems -- Knocked-out tooth -- Toothache -- Tooth extraction -- Diabetes-Related Emergencies -- Diabetic coma -- Hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) -- Digestive Problems -- Abdominal pain -- Bloody stool -- Constipation -- Dark tarry stool -- Dehydration -- Diarrhea -- Food-related illness -- Heartburn -- Internal bleeding -- Nausea and vomiting -- Ear, Nose And Throat Problems -- Choking -- Common cold -- Earaches -- Ear injuries -- Epiglottitis -- Foreign objects inside the ear -- Mononucleosis -- Nosebleeds -- Sore throat -- Eye Problems -- Blow to the eye -- Chemical burns -- Cuts -- Eye infections -- Foreign objects in the eye -- Glue on the eyelids -- Genital And Urinary Problems -- Blood in urine -- Flank pain/kidney stones -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- Urinary tract infection -- Head, Neck, And Back Problems -- Back injuries -- Headache -- Head injury and concussion -- Low back pain -- Neck injuries -- Seizures -- Stroke -- Transient ischemic attack -- Heart And Circulation Problems -- Fainting -- Heart attack -- Heart palpitations -- Shock -- Lung And Respiratory Problems -- Asthma -- Breathing problems in children -- Hyperventilation -- Influenza (the flu) -- Pneumonia -- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) -- Muscle And Joint Problems -- Bruises -- Muscle aches and pains -- Muscle strains -- Sprains -- Skin Problems -- Bites and stings -- Blisters -- Fingertip injuries -- Rashes -- Splinters -- Staphylococcal -- Skin infections -- Wounds -- Scrapes and scratches -- Other Potential Medical Emergencies -- Abuse, assault, and neglect -- Chills -- Dizziness and vertigo -- Drug and alcohol problems -- Falls in the elderly -- Fever -- Mental health problems -- Poisoning -- Pregnancy and emergency childbirth -- Sleep-related problems -- Unconsciousness -- Part 5: Sports First Aid -- Warm-Up, Stretch, And Cool Down -- Ankle Injury -- Sprained ankle -- Back Injury -- Lower back pain -- Elbow Injury -- Elbow bursitis -- Golfer's elbow -- Tennis elbow -- Foot Injury -- Morton's neuroma -- Plantar fasciitis -- Stress fracture in the foot -- Hand Injury -- Baseball finger -- Skier's thumb -- Hip Injury -- Hip pointer -- Knee Injury -- Runner's knee -- Torn cartilage in the knee -- Torn ligament in the knee -- Leg Injury -- Archilles tendonitis -- Calf muscle tear -- Hamstring muscle pull -- Shin splint -- Muscle cramps -- Shoulder Injury -- Shoulder dislocation -- Shoulder separation -- Swimmer's shoulder -- Part 5: Environmental Injuries And Illnesses -- Altitude Sickness -- Animal And Insect Bites -- Animal bites -- Lizard bites -- Mosquito bites -- Snake bites -- Spider bites -- Tick bites -- Cold-Related Problems -- Frostbite -- Hypothermia -- Mild chilling -- Decompression Sickness -- Drowning -- How to rescue from water -- Shallow water blackout -- Fishhook Injuries -- Fishhook in the eye or on the face -- Heat-Related Problems -- Heat cramps -- Heat exhaustion -- Heatstroke (sunstroke) -- Insect And Marine Life Stings -- Insect stings -- Marine life stings -- Scorpion stings -- Lice Infestation -- Lightning Strike -- Plant Irritations -- Scabies Infestation -- Sunburn -- Sunburn of the eye -- Part 6: Disaster Preparedness -- When disaster strikes -- Weather-related and other natural disasters -- Threat of terrorism -- Mentally coping with disaster -- Prepare before disaster strikes -- Know where to find more information -- Medical Chart -- Index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Handbooks.
  • Popular Works.
Other title(s):
Handbook of first aid and emergency care
ISBN:
  • 9781400007127
  • 1400007127
  • 0375754865 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780375754869 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008050966
OCLC:
236339889
Related name:
RCP:
C - S