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Author Brouhard, Rod.

Title Life's little emergencies : a handbook for active independent seniors and caregivers / Rod Brouhard.

Imprint New York : Demos Health, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    618.97025 BRO    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    618.97025 BRO    Available
Description ix, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "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 aid book, it also discusses learning life-saving skills, assessing and treating an injury, the great outdoors, and much more. There are do-it-yourself first aid tips as well as ways to be prepared for an emergency, advice on when to reach out for help, and how to take care of oneself. Full of practical, clear, and easy-to-understand advice, this resource prepares any household with older members for any medical emergency"-- Provided by publisher.
"Handbook for seniors and caregivers covering first aid and emergency response protocol for various injuries, illnesses, and environmental conditions such as fires, floods, or earthquakes"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject First aid in illness and injury -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical emergencies -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Older people -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Caregivers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
ISBN 9781936303151 (pbk.)
1936303159 (pbk.)
9781617050749 (ebook)
1617050741 (ebook)

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