Ch 29: Emergency Care

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Let us aid in your review of emergency care procedures for many situations. Get facts on precautionary measures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid, among other topics.

Emergency Care - Chapter Summary

Use these brief lessons to renew your understanding of emergency care, basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Our instructors discuss prevention of automobile, pedestrian and water-related accidents. When you've completed this chapter, you should understand more about topics including:

  • Types of emergency care
  • Automotive and pedestrian safety
  • Recreational and water safety
  • Basic first aid
  • CPR basics

Our instructors use animations, examples and humor to enliven these lessons which are available anytime on your computer or mobile device. Every lesson includes a short quiz enabling you to evaluate your learning and see where you need additional review. Read along with a text transcript containing key terms and concepts in bold type. Our Dashboard feature lets you check on your progress through the lessons and quizzes.

14 Lessons in Chapter 29: Emergency Care
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Providing Emergency Care: Types & Methods

1. Providing Emergency Care: Types & Methods

This lesson will teach you the first important steps you may need to take during an emergency situation and some basic but important life-saving techniques you can use during such an emergency.

Pedestrian & Automotive Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

2. Pedestrian & Automotive Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

The safety of pedestrians and motor vehicle operators are often interlinked. This lesson will teach you about important safety measures you can take as a driver and a pedestrian to protect your life and those of others.

Water & Recreational Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

3. Water & Recreational Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

We all love to have fun, but that fun may come at a cost unless you are safe about recreation, namely water activities like boating and swimming. This lesson will show you why and what you can do to protect yourself.

Anaphylaxis & Insect Bites or Stings: First Aid

4. Anaphylaxis & Insect Bites or Stings: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about two interrelated topics: anaphylaxis and insect bites and stings. Find out how they're related and what you can do about them.

Animal Bites & Poisoning: First Aid

5. Animal Bites & Poisoning: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the important first aid techniques you should employ in the case of animal bites and poisonings while you wait for emergency services.

Choking, Chest Pain & Heart Attack: First Aid

6. Choking, Chest Pain & Heart Attack: First Aid

First aid can save lives in the case of choking or chest pain. In this lesson, you're going to learn what you need to do if you notice someone choking or having a heart attack.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Definition & Procedure

7. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Definition & Procedure

Are you prepared for an emergency situation? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a potentially life-saving procedure that you can perform to help a person whose breathing and heartbeat have stopped. In this lesson, learn the procedures for giving CPR.

Stroke & Spine Injuries: First Aid

8. Stroke & Spine Injuries: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the important basic first aid steps you should take when a person is suffering from a stroke or has undergone spinal trauma.

Frostbite & Hypothermia: First Aid

9. Frostbite & Hypothermia: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about two dangers associated with the cold: hypothermia and frostbite, as well as the basic first aid involved with both of them.

Burns, Heatstroke & Electrical Shock: First Aid

10. Burns, Heatstroke & Electrical Shock: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the basic first aid procedures you can employ in case you or someone else suffers from an electrical shock, a minor burn, or heatstroke.

Bleeding, Puncture Wounds & Fractures: First Aid

11. Bleeding, Puncture Wounds & Fractures: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn important basic first aid techniques you can use to help people who are bleeding severely, who have a puncture wound, or who have a fracture.

Fainting & Shock: First Aid

12. Fainting & Shock: First Aid

Shock, the medical kind, is a really serious and life-threatening condition, and fainting may be a sign of a serious problem as well. This lesson will go over the basic first aid techniques you should employ in either scenario.

Eye Injuries & Head Trauma: First Aid

13. Eye Injuries & Head Trauma: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the difference between a simple black eye and a potentially dangerous one, as well as what you should do about it. You'll also learn about cases of head trauma in general.

Foreign Objects: First Aid

14. Foreign Objects: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn some basic first aid techniques you can use to help yourself or others who have a foreign object stuck in their eyes, ears, nose, skin, and more.

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