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Life's little emergencies : a handbook for active independent seniors and caregivers

Author: Rod Brouhard
Publisher: New York : Demos Health, 2012.
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"Written in plain English with a touch of humor (the best medicine) Life's Little Emergencies is a medical crisis handbook for active independent seniors and caregivers alike. The first section of the book covers techniques for conditions common to senior citizens: skin tears, fractures, and dehydration to name just a few. It discusses life-saving techniques like CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. More than just a first
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Brouhard
ISBN: 9781936303151 1936303159 9781617050749 1617050741
OCLC Number: 724655654
Description: ix, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started --
Is this an emergency? --
The 411 about 911 --
Gearing up --
A medical history of me (that's you) --
Oh, what a pill --
Saving lives --
Your own mask first --
Mighty neighborly of you --
Doing CPR --
All choked up --
Controlling bleeding --
Injuries and illnesses --
Help! I don't know where to start! --
Caring for burns --
Have a nice trip; see you next fall --
Knocking the noggin --
Dressing cuts and scrapes --
Breaks and sprains --
Slings and arrows --
Brain matters : confusion and more --
Breathing troubles --
Is that chest pain, or is someone sitting on my chest? --
Abdominal pains and lower back pain --
Feeling faint --
Infections and fevers --
Surviving the environment --
Getting too hot --
Getting too cold --
Spiders, snakes, and other critters --
Poisons and poisonings --
Twisters, earthquakes, and other bad days --
Traveling safely.
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