Life's Little Emergencies: A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers

Life's Little Emergencies: A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers

By: Rod Brouhard (author)Paperback

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Written in plain English with a touch of humour (the best medicine) Life's Little Emergencies, A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers is a medical crisis handbook for active independent seniors and caregivers alike. The first section of the book covers techniques and 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 manoeuver. The first aid information is backed up by research and twenty plus years experience of actual care by someone who still treats real victims first hand. However, Life's Little Emergencies, A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers is much more than just a first aid book. The remaining sections discuss learning life-saving skills, how to assess and treat an injury, when you feel sick, the great outdoors and much more. It's a manual for planning and making serious medical decisions and for getting help when seniors need it most - at home or on the road. Life's Little Emergencies, A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers guides the reader through anything from a minor cut to a major Stroke. 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 ensures that every household with an older person is prepared for any medical emergency from cuts to cardiac arrest. Special features of Life's Little Emergencies include:* Step-by-step instructions take the reader through life-saving and first aid skills* Illustrated throughout with steps illustrated as appropriate* Sidebars throughout the text provide additional information* Each chapter includes a source list for individuals who want more information on the tips and advice in the book

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About Author

Rod Brouhard. Rod is a paramedic with more than 20 years experience responding to 911 calls in an ambulance and as a firefighter. He has spent the majority of his career treating and transporting the "Medicare crowd" as he referred to them. For ten years he directed the emergency medical services program at one of California's oldest community colleges and he began freelance writing during his tenure there. He trained emergency medical technicians and oversaw the first responder, pre-paramedic, and electrocardiogram interpretation courses. In 2005, Rod was honored as EMS Educator of the Year for the Mountain-Valley EMS Agency, a five-county region in Northern California. In March 2006, Rod was given the prestigious Star of Life Award from the California Ambulance Association. In May 2006, he received the national Star of Life Award from the American Ambulance Association. Rod was also honored as Paramedic of the Year for 2006 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3199. All of this experience as a teacher helps him to communicate with readers in the most simple and entertaining way possible. He writes regularly for trade journals such as EMS Magazine and EMS Product News, he's also a regular contributor to the Modesto Bee in Modesto, CA. He has published in various magazines and newspapers nationally, as well as regional markets on both coasts. Right now he is the Guide to First Aid for, a part of The New York Times Company. He sends out a regular newsletter through and tweets under his own name (you can follow him if you want.)


Part I: Getting Started: Chapter 1. Is This an Emergency?, Chapter 2. The 411 on 911, Chapter 3. Gearing Up, Chapter 4. Keeping A History of You, Chapter 5. Oh What a Pill, Chapter 6. Helping Your Neighbors: Getting Permission and Avoiding Mistakes, Part II: Getting Serious: Life-Saving Skills:Chapter 7. Staying Safe: No Heroics, Chapter 8. Doing CPR, Chapter 9. Choking and Drowning, Chapter 10. Controlling Bleeding, Part III: Assessing and Treating Injuries: Chapter 11. Help! I Don't Know Where to Start, Chapter 12. Caring for Burns, Chapter 13. Knocking the Noggin, Chapter 14. Dressing Cuts and Scrapes, Chapter 15. Treating and Splinting Breaks and Sprains, Chapter 16. DUCK! Treating Slings, Arrows and Other Penetrations or Impalements, Part IV: Feeling Sick: Chapter17. Having Headaches and Pains in the Neck, Chapter 18. Breathing, It's a Good Thing, Chapter 19. Someone's Sitting On My Chest, Chapter 20. Rumbling in the Tummy: Bellyaches and Other Abdominal Pains, Part V: Surviving the Great Outdoors: Chapter 21. Getting Too Hot. Chapter 22. Getting Too Cold. Chapter 23. Dodging Spiders, Snakes and Other Critters, Part VI: Special Stuff: Chapter 24. For the Grandkids, Chapter 25. Avoiding Poisons and Treating Poisonings, Chapter 26. Pushing Drugs: Medication Reactions and Interactions, Chapter 27. Biggest First Aid Myths, Part VII: References

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781936303151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9781936303151
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1936303159

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