Emergency First Aid

Recognition and Treatment of Medical Emergencies
Author: James Kavanagh,Raymond Leung
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583556450
Category: Health & Fitness
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Explaining the essentials of emergency first aid, this is the perfect, pocket-sized folding reference for what everyone should know about the subject. Newly revised to encompass the latest first aid procedures, the guide contains easy-to-follow instructions that help novices identify and treat various conditions?from broken bones and eye injuries to heart attacks and emergency childbirth. Laminated for durability, this handy portable source of information is ideal for field use by beginners and experts alike.

Wilderness First Aid

A Folding Pocket Guide to Common Sense Self Care
Author: J. M. (Jill) Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583557846
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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No one wants to think about needing first aid while out in the wilderness. Hoping it does not happen will not help you when it does. Wilderness First Aid covers simple techniques to treat common injuries and sickness in a wilderness situation. This waterproof flexible folding guide includes tips and techniques to help you be more comfortable while awaiting rescue or keep you mobile to effect self-rescue if required. Be smart, be safe, be skilled. Co-authored by noted survival expert and woodsman Dave Canterbury, this is one of a 10-part series on survival skills.

Combat First Aid

A Waterproof Pocket Guide to What to Do Before Emergency Medical Help Arrives
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583555538
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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Learn to identify and treat severe trauma injuries in the field and give victims the best chance for survival. Developed with the assistance of certified emergency medical technicians and military medics, this Duraguide� provides a clear understanding of the basics of first aid, how to evaluate injuries and provide proper first aid for specific injuries. An essential reference for non-medical personnel in disaster situations, the guide is printed on waterproof paper for durability and the ideal lightweight (one ounce) reference that should be in every soldier's pack. A portion of the profit from the sale of this guide is donated to support military families through the Sierra Club's Military & Families of Veterans Initiative. Made in the USA.

Living Ready Pocket Manual - First Aid

Fundamentals for Survival
Author: James Hubbard
Publisher: Living Ready
ISBN: 9781440333545
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Offers step-by-step instructions for preventing and responding to medical emergencies, including skin wounds, rashes, allergic reactions, broken bones, dehydration, and exposure.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160891809
Category: Political Science
Page: 587
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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Global Age-friendly Cities

A Guide
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547308
Category: Medical
Page: 76
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The guide is aimed primarily at urban planners, but older citizens can use it to monitor progress towards more age-friendly cities. At its heart is a checklist of age-friendly features. For example, an age-friendly city has sufficient public benches that are well-situated, well-maintained and safe, as well as sufficient public toilets that are clean, secure, accessible by people with disabilities and well-indicated. Other key features of an age-friendly city include: well-maintained and well-lit sidewalks; public buildings that are fully accessible to people with disabilities; city bus drivers who wait until older people are seated before starting off and priority seating on buses; enough reserved parking spots for people with disabilities; housing integrated in the community that accommodates changing needs and abilities as people grow older; friendly, personalized service and information instead of automated answering services; easy-to-read written information in plain language; public and commercial services and stores in neighbourhoods close to where people live, rather than concentrated outside the city; and a civic culture that respects and includes older persons.

Basic Epidemiology


Author: R. Bonita,R. Beaglehole,Tord Kjellström,World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547073
Category: Medical
Page: 213
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Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.

Hidden Heroes

America's Military Caregivers
Author: Rajeev Ramchand,Terri Tanielian,Michael P. Fisher,Christine Anne Vaughan,Thomas E. Trail,Caroline Epley,Phoenix Voorhies,Michael William Robbins,Eric Robinson,Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833085581
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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"While much has been written about the role of caregiving for the elderly and chronically ill and for children with special needs, little is known about "military caregivers" -- the population of those who care for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel and veterans. These caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. This enables those for whom they are caring to live better quality lives, and can result in faster and improved rehabilitation and recovery. Yet playing this role can impose a substantial physical, emotional, and financial toll on caregivers. This report summarizes the results of a study designed to describe the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States today, as well as to identify gaps in the array of programs, policies, and initiatives designed to support military caregivers. Improving military caregivers' well-being and ensuring their continued ability to provide care will require multifaceted approaches to reducing the current burdens caregiving may impose, and bolstering their ability to serve as caregivers more effectively. Given the systematic differences among military caregiver groups, it is also important that tailored approaches meet the unique needs and characteristics of post-9/11 caregivers."--Abstract

Emergency First Aid


Author: John Haines,Anne Gumley,Janine Duffy,Steve Herman,Michael Demetriou
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780957898387
Category: First aid in illness and injury
Page: 257
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EMERGENCY FIRST AID is the authorised workbook of Australian First Aid and contains over 100 critical subjects. Readers will find this book stimulating and informative, and it will equip them with the abillity to handle emergency situations utilising life-saving tequniques. It is the culmination of years of work by Mr John Haines, an experienced mobile intensive care paramedic and Managing director of Australian First Aid and Medic Media International.

Why Do Earthquakes Happen?


Author: Wil Mara
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761448266
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"Provides comprehensive information on the process of earthquakes forming"--Provided by publisher.

The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465072992
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology


Author: Dwayne E. Clayden,Bryan E. Bledsoe
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133073297
Category: Medical
Page: 560
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to the most common medications and fluids used by paramedics and other emergency medical service (EMS) professionals in prehospital emergency care. A cornerstone of EMS education for more than 25 years, it has been extensively revised in this edition to reflect current trends in emergency care, especially the growing requirement for evidence-based practice. A valuable aid to both practicing paramedics and paramedic students, it presents care procedures that represent accepted practices throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as up-to-date medication dosages according with nationally accepted standards, including those of the AMA, AHA, and PDR.

How Sex Works

Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
Author: Sharon Moalem
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061479659
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 274
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From the best-selling author of Survival of the Sickest comes this presentation of strange and fascinating discoveries about the human mating game, from the structure and function of human sex organs to the peculiar biology of sexual attraction, in an account that also examines contraception, pregnancy, sexuality, and sterility. 100,000 first printing. Original.

Child Friendly Schools Manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280643762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

Disaster Survival

A Folding Pocket Guide to Avoiding Sickness & Injury During a Natural Disaster
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583558003
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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Hurricanes, landslides, floods, blizzards, tornadoes, lightning strikes, fires and heat waves often cause significant damage to the electrical, water and food sources that we rely on. Learn the hazards of each situation and how avoid sickness and injury when disaster strikes. Also provides information on how to prepare an emergency survival kit to take if forced to abandon one’s home or vehicle. This practically indestructible guide will help you prepare for and survive the problems caused by natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446490599
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

First Aid Pocket Guide


Author: National Safety Council,Alton L. Thygerson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Pub
ISBN: 9780867208436
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 115
View: 1927

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The most convenient, informative, and useful first aid guide for every home, car, and office. Endorsed by more than 60 national organizations.

Johnstown Flood


Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416561224
Category: History
Page: 304
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The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal. Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

The Big Book of Symptoms

A-Z Guide to Your Child's Health
Author: Steven P. Shelov,Shelly Vaziri Flais
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 9781581108408
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 260
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Identifies the most common childhood symptoms and suggests possible causes and treatment options for each, and provides a brief discussion of first aid and safety.