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First responder : a skills approach

Author: Keith J Karren; Brent Q Hafen
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Morton Pub. Co., ©1990.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith J Karren; Brent Q Hafen
ISBN: 0895822121 9780895822123
OCLC Number: 22607151
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 474 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Pt.1. Introduction: First responder roles and responsibilities. --
Equipment. --
Good Samaritan laws. --
Obtain consent. --
"Reasonable-man" test. --
AIDS and emergency care. --
pt.2. Anatomy and patient assessment: Anatomical planes. --
Patient assessment pyramid. --
Evaluating pulses. --
Assessment of respiration. --
pt.3. Basic life support: Artificial ventilation. --
ABC's of basic life support. --
Head-tilt/chin-lift maneuver. --
Jaw thrust maneuver. --
Face-down or coma position. --
Rescue breathing. --
Ventilating infants and children. --
Gastric distention. --
Obstructed airway emergencies. --
Heimlich maneuver. --
Chest thrusts on a pregnant patient. --
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) --
Infant and child CPR. --
Control of bleeding. --
The four stages of hemorrhage. --
Specific methods of controlling bleeding. --
Arterial pulse points. --
Emergency care for internal bleeding. --
Nosebleeds. --
Shock. --
Continuous cycle of traumatic shock. --
Causes and results of shock. --
Types of shock. --
The progressive circle of hemorrhagic shock. --
Signs and symptoms of shock. --
Anaphylactic shock. --
pt.4. Wounds and fractures: Soft-tissue injuries. --
Dog bites. --
Dog bite fatalities. --
Traumatic amputations. --
Clamping and penetrating injuries. --
Stab wounds. --
Gunshot wounds. --
Impaled objects. --
Bandaging. --
Musculoskeletal injuries. --
Sprains. --
Strains. --
Dislocations. --
Classification of fractures. --
Fractures of the upper and lower extremities. --
Splints. --
Head injuries. --
Signs and symptoms of head injury. --
Skull fracture. --
Head injury and brain trauma. --
Signs of possible spinal cord injury. --
Emergency care for suspected spinal injury. --
Helmet removal. --
Injuries to the eye. --
Foreign objects in the eye. --
Basic rules for emergency eye care. --
Removing contact lenses. --
Injuries to the face and throat. --
Facial fractures. --
Common signs and symptoms of chest injury. --
Broken ribs. --
Sucking chest wounds. --
Injuries to the abdomen and genitalia. --
Abdominal evisceration. --
Farm injuries. Pt.5. Medical emergencies: Poisoning emergencies. --
Possible indicators of childhood poisoning. --
Syrup of ipecac. --
Inhaled poisons. --
Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. --
Absorbed poisons. --
Poisonous plants. --
Food poisoning. --
Drug and alcohol emergencies. --
Alcohol and drug abuse disorders. --
Emergency consequences of commonly abused drugs. --
Acute intoxication. --
Withdrawal syndrome. --
Managing the violent drug patient. --
General procedures for overdose. --
Bites and stings. --
Snakebite. --
Poisonous snakebites. --
Spider bites: black widow, brown recluse. --
Scorpion stings. --
Fire ant bites. --
Tick bites. --
Insect stings. --
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. --
Common sources of marine life stings and wounds: jellyfish, stingray, sea urchin. --
Heart attack and other cardiac emergencies. --
Distinguishing angina pectoris from myocardial infarction. --
Congestive heart failure. --
Stroke. --
General signs and symptoms of stroke. --
Respiratory emergencies. --
Dyspnea. --
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. --
Asthma. --
Status asthmaticus. --
Signs and symptoms of pneumonia. --
Hyperventilation. --
Diabetic emergencies. --
Signs and symptoms of diabetic coma. --
Acute abdominal distress and related emergencies. --
Causes of abdominal pain. --
Epilepsy, dizziness, and fainting. --
Epilepsy: recognition and emergency care. --
Grand mal seizures. Pt.6. Pediatrics, geriatrics, and childbirth: Pediatric emergencies. --
Differences between children and adults. --
Convulsions. --
Sudden infant death syndrome. --
Child abuse and neglect. --
Childbirth and related emergencies. --
Stages of labor. --
Assisting with deliveries. --
Complications of pregnancy. --
Geriatric emergencies. --
Differing signs and symptoms in the elderly. --
Alzheimer's disease. --
pt.7. Environmental emergencies: Burn emergencies. --
Types of burn injuries. --
Degree of the burn. --
Percentage of the body burned: the rule of nines. --
Inhalation injuries. --
Scald injuries. --
Chemical burns. --
Electrical burns. --
Rules for downed power lines. --
Effects of electrical shock on the body. --
Lightning injuries. --
Hazardous material emergencies. --
CHEMTREC (1-800-424-9300) --
Hazardous materials warning placards. --
Nine-step decon procedure (contaminated side) --
Radiation emergencies. --
Heat and cold emergencies. --
Heat regulation under normal demand. --
Wind chill index. --
Heat and humidity risk scale. --
Signs and symptoms of heatstroke. --
Heat exhaustion. --
Stages of hypothermia. --
Signs and symptoms of hypothermia and a sinking core temperature. --
Stages of frostbite. --
Water emergencies. --
Drowning and near-drowning. --
pt.8. Psychological emergencies: Physical disorders that resemble psychological disturbances. --
General guidelines for crises and psychological emergencies. --
Suicide. --
Suicidal emergencies. --
Rage, hostility, and violence. --
Disruptive and aggressive patients, management guidelines. --
Restraining the combative patient. --
Rape trauma syndrome. --
Help a dying patient. --
Dealing with stress. --
Burnout. --
Your burnout index. --
pt.9. Patient packaging and disasters: Lifting and moving patients: blanket drag, shirt drag, sheet drag, fireman's carry, seat carries, flat lift and carry, stretchers. --
Disaster management. --
Triage. --
Mettag. --
Emotional reactions in mass casualties and disasters. --
pt.10. Stabilization and transportation: Vehicle stabilization and patient extrication. --
Principles of extrication. --
Opening a damaged door. --
Removing a windshield. --
Appendixes: Assessing blood pressure. --
Optional aids to resuscitation. --
First responder prehospital defibrillation.
Responsibility: by Keith J. Karren, Brent Q. Hafen.

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