First Aid, Survival, and CPR: Home and Field Pocket Guide

First Aid, Survival, and CPR: Home and Field Pocket Guide

Shirley A. Jones

Language: English

Pages: 237

ISBN: 0803621825

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Be prepared for first aid care and survival in any setting-at home, on the road, outdoors, while boating, hiking, or camping. From performing CPR on an adult, child, or infant to dealing with bleeding and shock, cuts and broken bones, heart attacks, emergency childbirth, poisoning, drowning, scuba diving mishaps, wilderness survival, and natural disasters such as tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes. This portable, waterproof guide helps you quickly find the information you need to develop a plan of action for assessing and treating all kinds of first aid and survival emergencies. A special feature includes pet safety describing how to assemble a pet first aid kit, performing CPR on a dog and cat, and keeping pets safe during natural disasters. Keep a copy in your home, car, boat, camper, or backpack and be "ready" when emergencies occur.















If the person becomes unconscious and stops breathing, follow guidelines for CPR in Tab 2: CPR. MED– ICAL Page 57 2182_Tab03_051-074.qxd 8/18/11 12:16 PM MED– ICAL ★ SAFETY TIP—If you are at risk for anaphylaxis, your doctor may suggest that you carry an allergy kit. These kits contain antihistamine pills, an injection of epinephrine (e.g., EpiPen) that you can give yourself in an emergency, and alcohol wipes for cleaning the site before and after the injection. Seek immediate medical

person lie down or sit up if breathing is impaired. Loosen the person’s clothing, and cover with a blanket. Make sure the person is breathing, and seek immediate medical care. Deep Open Wounds Pieces of glass or metal, bullets, knives, steel rods, and other sharp objects can penetrate the chest wall, impair breathing, and damage internal organs. ■ Signs and symptoms: Bruising, external bleeding, mild or severe chest pain, trouble breathing, and cool, moist skin. ■ Treatment: Have the person lie

instructions that came with your appliances. ■ Have your heating and cooling system checked once a year. Keep fireplaces and stoves in working order. ■ Use a mask and gloves and follow the instructions on the label when you work with harsh chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, and strong cleaning products. ■ 6 Page 6 2182_Tab01_001-015.qxd 8/18/11 11:50 AM 7 Follow the manufacturer’s precautions when using flammable liquids such as gasoline or kerosene. ■ Keep toxic substances, such

2182_Tab05_105-128.qxd 8/18/11 12:20 PM 125 ★ SAFETY TIP—Most cases of drowning are easily preventable. Preventive strategies include installing fencing around swimming pools to keep out children and pets, maintaining adult supervision, wearing lifejackets in boats, and above all, avoiding drugs and alcoholic beverages while swimming or boating. How to Rescue a Drowning Person Should you attempt to rescue someone who is drowning? Here are some things to consider before you do: ■ Never

days (allow three meals per person per day) ■ Required medications ■ Blankets, warm clothes, gloves, and sturdy shoes ■ Mosquito netting if you are in a damp, warm environment ■ Pipe or crescent wrenches to turn off gas and water supplies ★ SAFETY TIP—Stock emergency supplies for your pets. Each pet should have a carrier and enough fresh food and water, medications, and other essentials to ride out the disaster with you. Be Prepared to Help Others in Need In special need during a disaster are

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