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Table Of Contents

Introduction
1.1 Authors
1.2 Licensing
1.3 How to read this book
1.3.1 Internationally-recognized standards
1.4 What is First Aid?
1.4.1 Guiding principles
1.4.2 Limitations
1.5 First Aid Training
1.5.1 First Aid Training
1.5.2 Professional Levels Beyond First Aid
Issues in Providing Care
2.1 Consent
2.1.1 Importance
2.1.2 Gaining consent
2.2 Protective Precautions
2.2.1 Awareness of Danger
2.2.2 Barrier Devices
2.3 Legal Liability
2.3.1 Good Samaritan Laws
2.4 Critical Incident Stress & Victim Death
2.5 Abuse & Neglect
3.1 Scene Survey
3.1.1 Scene Survey
3.1.2 Responsiveness
3.1.3 Summary
3.1.4 Calling For Help
3.1.5 Treatment
3.2 A for Airway
3.3 B for Breathing
3.3.1 Principles
3.3.2 Checking for breathing
3.4 C for Compressions
3.4.1 Principles
3.4.2 Technique
3.4.3 Making compressions effective
3.4.4 When to Stop
3.4.5 Obstructed Airway
3.5 Summary of CPR
3.5.1 Area - check the area
3.5.2 Awake - check level of consciousness
3.5.3 Ambulance - call EMS
3.5.4 Airway - open the airway
3.5.5 Breathing - check for breathing
3.5.6 Compressions - begin compres- sions
3.6 D for Deadly Bleeding
3.6.1 Assessment
Secondary Assessment
4.1 Head-to-toe
4.1.1 Who is this for?
4.1.2 Priority of ABCs
4.1.3 What is being looked for?
4.1.4 The six areas
4.2 History
4.2.1 Chief Complaint
4.2.2 History of Chief Complaint
4.2.3 Allergies
4.2.4 Medical History & Medications
4.2.5 Pain Assessment
4.2.6 Important Information
4.2.7 Onset
4.2.8 Next of Kin
4.3 Vitals
4.3.1 Purpose
4.3.2 Assessments
Circulatory Emergencies
5.1 External Bleeding
5.1.1 Introduction
5.1.3 Treatment
5.1.4 Dressing
5.1.5 Special cases
5.2 Internal Bleeding
5.2.1 Introduction
5.2.2 Causes
5.2.3 Recognition
5.2.4 Treatment
5.3 Heart Attack & Angina
5.3.1 Introduction
5.3.2 Recognition
5.3.3 Treatment
5.4 Stroke & TIA
5.4.1 Recognition
6.3.1 Conscious Victims
6.3.2 Unconscious Victims
Soft Tissue Injuries
7.1 Burns
7.1.1 Recognition
7.1.2 Treatment
7.2 Electrocution
7.3 Chest & Abdominal Wounds
7.3.1 Closed Chest Wounds
7.3.2 Open Chest Wounds
7.3.3 Abdominal Injuries
Bone & Joint Injuries
8.1 Fractures
8.1.1 Introduction
8.1.2 Recognition
8.1.3 Treatment
8.1.4 Femoral fractures
8.2 Sprains, & Strains
8.2.1 Sprain or Fracture?
8.2.2 Treatment
8.3 Head & Facial Injuries
8.3.1 Head Injuries
8.3.2 Injuries involving the eye
8.4 Suspected Spinal Injuries
8.4.1 Recognition
8.4.2 Treatment
9.1 Heat Illness & Injury
9.1.1 Heat Cramps
9.1.2 Heat Exhaustion
9.1.3 Heat Stroke
9.2 Cold Illness & Injury
9.2.1 Frostbite
9.2.2 Hypothermia
9.3 Pressure-Related Illness & Injury
9.3.1 Treatment
9.3.2 Decompression Sickness (the Bends)
9.3.3 Oxygen Toxicity
9.3.4 Air Embolism
Medical Conditions
10.1 Diabetes
10.1.1 Hypoglycemia (Insulin Shock)
10.1.2 Hyperglycemia
10.2 Seizure
10.2.1 Recognition
10.2.2 Treatment
10.3 Poisoning
10.3.1 Absorption
10.3.2 Inhalation
10.3.3 Ingestion
10.3.4 Injection
Advanced Topics
11.1 Wilderness First Aid
11.1.1 Animal bites
11.2 Extended Assessment
11.2.1 Checking for underlying causes
11.2.2 Additional tests for spinal injuries
11.3 Airway Management
11.3.1 Manual methods
11.3.2 Oral Airways
11.3.3 Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM)
11.3.4 Suction Devices
11.4 Oxygen Administration
11.4.1 Nasal Cannula
11.4.2 Bag-Valve-Mask
11.4.3 Non-rebreathing Mask
11.4.4 Pocket Mask
11.5 Automated External Defibrillation
11.5.1 D for Defibrillation
11.5.2 Operation
11.6 Basic Triage
11.6.1 Simple Triage And Evacuation (START)
Glossary
Behind the Scenes
B.1 ILCOR
B.1.1 Mission Statement
B.1.2 Objectives
B.1.3 Activities
C.1 Print Resources
C.2 External links
C.2.1 Journals
C.2.2 First Aid Training Organizations
C.2.3 Other
D.1 Education
Disclaimers
E.1 Disclaimers specific to First Aid
E.2 Use Wikibooks At Your Own Risk!
E.3 Wikibooks Does Not Give Medical Advice
E.4 Wikibooks Does Not Give Legal Opinions
1. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
2. VERBATIM COPYING
3. COPYING IN QUANTITY
4. MODIFICATIONS
5. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
6. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
7. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT
8. TRANSLATION
9. TERMINATION
10. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your
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