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Contents Foreword Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Action Checklist 3. Patient Assessment System Stop! Size Up the Scene Perform an Initial Assessment: ABCDE Perform a Focused Exam and History Patient Exam Vital Signs SAMPLE History SOAP: The Written Report SOAP: The Verbal Report 4. Airway Obstructions and CPR Airway Airway Obstruction: Conscious Patient Airway Obstruction: Conscious Patient Becomes Unconscious Airway Obstruction: Unconscious Patient Breathing Adult CPR: One Rescuer Circulation 5. Spinal Injuries Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Injury Managing the Spine-Injured Patient Focused Spine Assessment Evacuation Guidelines 6. Head Injuries Mild Head Injury Severe Head Injury Signs of a Skull Fracture Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injury Evacuation Guidelines 7. Shock Signs and Symptoms of Shock Treatment Principles for Shock Evacuation Guidelines 8. Chest Injuries Evacuation Guidelines 9. Abdominal Injuries Signs and Symptoms of Serious Abdominal Injury Management of Abdominal Injury Evacuation Guidelines 10. Wound and Wound Infection Management Bleeding Wound Cleaning Wound Closure Wound Dressing Notes on Specific Wounds Wound Infection Evacuation Guidelines 11. Burns Initial Care Evaluation of the Burn Depth Extent Treatment for the Burned Patient Evacuation Guidelines 12. Musculoskeletal Injuries Strains Sprains Fractures Splinting Specific Fractures Complicated Fractures Dislocations Specific Dislocations Evacuation Guidelines 13. Hypothermia Signs and Symptoms of Hypothermia Management of Hypothermia Prevention of Hypothermia Evacuation Guidelines 14. Local Cold Injury: Frozen and Nonfrozen Frostbite Partial-Thickness Frostbite Full-Thickness Frostbite Prevention of Frostbite Nonfreezing Cold Injury Evacuation Guidelines 15. Heat Illness Heat Exhaustion Heat Cramps Heat Stroke Hyponatremia Prevention of Heat Illness Evacuation Guidelines 16. Lightning Evacuation Guidelines 17. Submersion Incidents Evacuation Guidelines 18. Bites and Stings Small Insects Bees and Their Relatives Spiders Scorpions Ticks Snakes After a Snakebite Rabies 19. Altitude Illness Mild Altitude Illness Severe Altitude Illness Prevention of Altitude Illness Evacuation Guidelines 20. Medical Emergencies Abdominal Pain Allergic Reactions/Anaphylaxis Asthma Diabetes Heart Attack Hyperventilation Syndrome Seizures Unconscious States 21. Gender-Specific Problems For Women Only For Men Only 22. Common Simple Problems Blisters Diarrhea Dehydration Dental problems Ear Problems Eye Problems Fishhook Removal Headache Nosebleed Snowblindness Splinters Sunburn Water Disinfection 23. First Aid for Children Kids and Heat Kids and Diarrhea Kids and Dehydration Kids and Sunshine Kids and Insects Kids and Poisons Kids and Medications Kids Get Lost Kids and Ouchies 24. Advice to International Travelers Vaccinations Malaria Food and Water Sources of Information Medical Kits
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First aid in illness and injury.