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First Aid

Wikibooks contributors

Date of publication: 2007

This book covers in depth all topics required for a standard first aid course, and also includes a section on advanced topics. The basics covered include:

  • Primary assessment and CPR
  • Legal aspects of first aid, including negligence and consent
  • Circulatory emergencies, such as bleeding, heart attack and stroke
  • Respiratory emergencies, such as asthma and anaphylactic shock
  • Internal injuries, such as broken bones, chest injuries, and internal bleeding
  • Burns, seizures and other medical conditions

In the chapter on advanced topics, you'll find information about oxygen administration and airway management; AED operation and wilderness techniques; additional assessments and triage.

The intended audience is taking a first aid course from a certified instructor, and can read at a high school level. Please be advised that there are some images of the injuries and conditions discussed.

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