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First Aid Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Treating Emergency Victims of All Ages in Any Situation. Paperback – Feb 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Dk Pub (P) (a); 2 Rev Upd edition (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756601959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756601959
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 599 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #496,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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FIRST AID is the initial assistance or treatment given to someone who is injured or suddenly taken ill. Read the first page
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This is an excellant book on First Aid. Covers everything and is very well illistrated. This should be in everyone's home and First Aid Kit. Very highly recommended.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Treatise on First Aid Procedures Jan. 20 2007
By M. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent, detailed guide to first aid procedures. It is clearly written and contains plenty of photographs. It covers CPR, Mouth to Mouth, Shock, Burns, Bleeding, and a number of other medical conditions (heart attack, asthma, etc.). All in all, it is a comprehensive treatise on first aid procedures.

However, do not buy this book and expect to refer to it in a **dire** emergency. The book is much too long and the principles of **emergency** first aid are not something that you can learn during an emergency. If you buy this book, read it before you put in with your emergency kit. Better yet, take a first aid and CPR class, and then read this book every year as a refresher.

If you encounter a medical situation that is not dire, you may have time to refer to the book. It is well-organized and each section is easy to find. However, you might be better off calling 911 first....
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great Reference! July 4 2009
By Kim Karly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was really thankful for this book when I had to play camp nurse for a week, and am not especially trained in all things first aid. When should you send someone to the hospital? It's there. What can you do for those emergency personnel to be arriving soon? It's there. Many pictures for those visual people and covers most first aid scenarios that could happen from the head to the toe. It shows how to use what you have in most cases, but also what is helpful to have if you are in preparation mode. It's easy to refer to with color coded pages, and short, easy to read instructions on what to do, but also gives information on what might be happening and how to tell the difference between a strain and a sprain for example. From sprains and abrasions to heart attacks and heatstrokes, it is a very helpful tool for the medically trained and for those who are not trained in the medical field. I highly recommend it.
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Why would anyone else ever write a first aid book? Nov. 27 2006
By R. N. Frank - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is so good all other first aid books should be used as fuel. It has concise illustrations and procedures that are as intuitive as possible in an emergency situation. Go no further.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Thorough and informative Feb. 4 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as part of my first aid and disaster preparation library. It is small enough to include in most first aid kits (about 8"x6" and 1/2" thick. It has instructions for emergencies ranging from how to make a sling to what to do if your kid loses a tooth! It also has pretty good information for kids so I feel that my additional purchase of

http://www.amazon.com/First-Aid-Babies-Children-Fast/dp/0756619319/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265350693&sr=8-9

was unnecessary. The only complaint I have is that the CPR information is not up to date. It lists 15 compressions with 2 breaths and the latest resuscitation guidelines lists 30 compressions and 2 breaths.

I supplement the photos and instructions in this manual with videos from youtube. Between these two resources I am quickly relearning all the first aid basics that I have long since forgotten!
A must have for every household Feb. 4 2010
By Dwayne Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a must have. It covers virtually anything that can go wrong and outlines what to do in a very clear manner. I bought this book to suplement my family's earthquake kit. It's organized very well and can be easily refrenced in an emergency situation with it's simple language and demonstration photos. It packs a wealth of information into a small book and after skimming through it I know I picked the right book for my family. Get this book you won't regret it!!

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