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First Aid Guide and Home Doctor - an illustrated survival guide with step-by-step instructions, techniques, explanation of medical tests, and a world-wide list of emergency phone numbers. An illustrated survival guide with step-by-step instructions, a world-wide list of emergency phone numbers, first aid techniques, and detailed description of what-to-do in over 60 medical emergency conditions. Audience:Intended for everyone interested in first aid. No previous knowledge of medicine is necessary.FEATURES:-Fully illustrated. -Detailed explanations of CPR, rescue breathing and other first aid techniques. -Comprehensive step-by-step description of what-to-do in over 60 medical conditions. -Warning signs of heart attack, stroke and other medical conditions are discussed. -Special sections on wound treatments, wilderness, diver rescue and more. -Illustrated human anatomy chapter. -Medical Tests -World-Wide Emergency Telephone Numbers -Always have the guide available for a quick reference. -Consult the guide during an emergency or read it at leisure. -Search for the words or phrases -Find the article easily from Table of Contents or A-Z index Conditions covered by this guide:Bites: Insect and animal bites and stings Snakebite Spider bite Tick bites and Lyme disease Removing an insect in the ear canalBleeding: Hemorrhage (heavy bleeding) Nosebleed Wounds Bone: Bone fracture Spinal/neck injuryBreathing: Altitude sickness Anaphylaxis (constriction of airways) Asthma Choking Diver rescue Drowning Hyperventilation Panic attacks Sucking chest wound (Pneumothorax) Cold and flu: Common cold Flu Fever Fever convulsions (febrile seizures)Diabetes: Diabetic coma Hyperglycemia Hypoglycemia (insulin shock) KetoacidosisHead: Fainting Head Injury Migraine Stroke Anxiety attacks and nervousnessHeat and cold: Heat stroke Heat syncope Hypothermia (low body temperature) Frostbite Blisters DehydrationInternal organs: Appendicitis Cardiac Arrest Heart attack Heart failure Gastrointestinal bleedingLoss of consciousness: Convulsion (Seizure) Cardiac Arrest Dehydration Diabetic coma Drowning Fainting Head Injury Heart attack Poisoning Stroke Shock Spinal/neck injuryMuscle: Bruise Convulsion (Seizure) Cramps Muscle Strain SprainPain: Appendicitis Cardiac Arrest Chest Pain Heartburn Migraine ToothachePoisoning: Poison control center Poisoning Food Poisoning Carbon Monoxide Carbon Dioxide Poison-ivy and poison-oak Insect and animal bites and stings Snakebite Spider bite Overdose from drugs Heroin Overdose Cocaine Intoxication VomitingSkin: Blisters Bruise Burns Wounds Tick bites and Lyme diseaseWomen only: Normal Childbirth Childbirth - emergency delivery Miscarriage Elective abortion

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