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First Aid for Families
A Parent’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids

Author(s): American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • ISBN-13: 9780763755522
  • Paperback    236 pages      © 2012
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Essential first aid information for every parent or caregiver from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the international authority on child health and well-being.

The ability to provide basic care for an injured or ill child is a fundamental skill set that every parent or guardian should have. In most cases, situations that require first aid are not life threatening and can be managed with simple, commonsense procedures; the key for parents and other family members is to have access to this information when they need it.

Developed by experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics, First Aid for Families: A Parent’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids provides immediate access to vital first aid information on a range of common childhood illnesses and emergencies. This essential home resource gives parents the confidence they need to provide timely and appropriate care.

With this guide, parents will learn to treat:

  • Head, eye, oral, bone, joint, and muscle injuries
  • Infection, bleeding, and swelling
  • Breathing problems and loss of consciousness
  • Burns and heat- and cold-related injuries
  • Bites and stings, allergic reactions, and poisoning

The Appendix offers a quick reference to common childhood ailments, such as fever and sore throat. First Aid for Families: A Parent’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids also includes information on choking and CPR, how to pack a first aid kit, and injury prevention.

  Chapter  1  What is Pediatric First Aid?
  Chapter  2  Six Steps of Pediatric First Aid
  Chapter  3  Breathing Problems
  Chapter  4  Controlling Infection, Bleeding, and Swelling
  Chapter  5  Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
  Chapter  6  Loss of Responsiveness, Fainting, and Head Injuries
  Chapter  7  Convulsions and Seizures
  Chapter  8  Allergic Reactions
  Chapter  9  Bites and Stings
  Chapter  10  Poisoning
  Chapter  11  Burns
  Chapter  12  Heat- and Cold-Related Injuries
  Chapter  13  Eye Injuries
  Chapter  14  Oral Injuries
  Chapter  15  What Can I Do to Keep My Child Safe?
Appendix  A  Common Childhood Illnesses
Appendix  B  First Aid Supply List
Appendix  C  American Academy of Pediatrics 3-In-1 First Aid, Choking, CPR Chart

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has approximately 64,000 members in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. The mission of the AAP is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.