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CPR and AED, Sixth Edition

This manual is developed for use within layperson CPR and AED training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.

Based on the 2010 International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), CPR and AED, Sixth Edition is ideal for use within courses designed to certify laypersons in CPR and AED. More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students. This manual includes:

  • Coverage of the 2010 CPR and ECC Guidelines: Clear, concise direction on how to perform CPR and use an AED during an emergency.
  • Current information on injuries and illnesses: Core information for first aiders presented in a clear and straightforward format.
  • Skill Drills: Offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills.
  • Emergency Care Wrap-Up Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take.

About the Emergency Care & Safety Institute

The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is an internationally renowned organization that provides training and certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by regulatory authorities such as OSHA, The Joint Commission, and state offices of EMS, Education, Transportation, and Health. ECSI’s courses are delivered throughout a range of industries and markets worldwide, including colleges and universities, business and industry, government, public safety agencies, hospitals, private training companies, and secondary school systems. ECSI offers world-class training solutions in the areas of:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Babysitter Safety
  • Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • CPR (Layperson and Health Care levels)
  • Driver Safety
  • Emergency Medical Responder (formerly known as First Responder)
  • First Aid (Standard, Advanced, Pediatric, Wilderness, and other levels)
  • Oxygen Administration
Chapter  Background Information  
Chapter  Action at an Emergency  
Chapter  Finding Out What's Wrong  
Chapter  CPR  
Chapter  Automated External Defibrillation  
Chapter  Cardiovascular Emergencies  

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The AAOS also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics. Founded at Northwestern University in 1933, the not-for-profit AAOS has grown from a small organization serving less than 500 members to the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS now serves about 36,000 members internationally.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interests of emergency physicians. The Board of Directors has identified values that serve as the guiding principles for the specialty of emergency medicine. These values, and the objectives that follow, are the foundation of ACEP's planning processes and Council and Board actions. The values of the American College of Emergency Physicians are: Quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services. There is a body of knowledge unique to emergency medicine that requires continuing refinement and development. Physicians entering the practice of emergency medicine should be residency trained in emergency medicine. Quality emergency medicine is best practiced by qualified, credentialed emergency physicians. The best interests of patients are served when emergency physicians practice in a fair, equitable, and supportive environment. Emergency physicians have the responsibility to play the lead roles in the definition, management, evaluation, and improvement of quality emergency care.

The ACEP was founded in 1968 and is the world's oldest and largest and largest emergency medicine specialty organization. Today it represents more than 28,000 members and is the emergency medicine specialty society recognized as the acknowledged leader in emergency medicine.

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Alton L. Thygerson, EdD, FAWM-Brigham Young University

Dr. Alton L.Thygerson was born and raised in Texas where as a high school senior he won the Texas State 100-yard and 220-yard dashes. He attended BYU on an athletic scholarship and was a conference champ in the 100-yard dash. As of 2006 he has taught a total of 43 years: BYU, Chabot College (CA), and Cambell Union High School Disctrict (CA). His five sons have all gone into a health or safety related field. He has authored over 40 books for various organizations such as--the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), National Safety Council, Wilderness Medical Society, American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Thygerson has also authored 1,200 Deseret News weekly articles.

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Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED, Sixth Edition Teaching Package

ISBN-13: 9781449629090

The Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED Teaching Package contains the following items:
 

  • Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM: The Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations, detailed lesson plans, course outlines, and evaluation forms for the following courses: First Aid; CPR and AED; and First Aid, CPR, and AED (combined).
  • CPR and AED DVD: This DVD provides detailed CPR and AED skills demonstrations that enhance the classroom learning experience for students and assist them through their own practical examinations.
  • First Aid DVD: Like the CPR and AED DVD, this DVD provides fundamental first aid skills footage to help students master the essentials of providing first aid to those that need it.


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