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Ch 26: Medical Emergency Care

About This Chapter

Learn about basic life-saving steps to be used in an emergency by watching our videos. Find out about first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), PPE and more.

Medical Emergency Care - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find out about types of emergency care and the steps everyone should know how to take in a medical emergency. Learn about basic first-aid requirements so that in case of injury or illness, you'll be able to keep the situation from becoming worse.

As the chapter progresses, it will teach you about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), what it is and how to perform it when dealing with a cardiopulmonary or respiratory emergency. Finally, you'll learn about the various types of PPE and the situations in which this equipment should be used. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe basic life-saving steps to be taken in a medical emergency
  • List first-aid requirements for various situations
  • Define cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and when and how to use it
  • Describe PPE and acceptable situations for using it

These steps and procedures are taught via brief, informative videos that are fun to watch. They are accompanied by self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts to enhance your learning. We will give you key terms you need to remember, and you'll also find video tags that take you to the specific point in a video that you want to review. All these learning tools have been designed by professional instructors who are experts in their field.

13 Lessons in Chapter 26: Medical Emergency Care
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Animal Bites & Poisoning: First Aid

2. 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.

Anaphylaxis & Insect Bites or Stings: First Aid

3. 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.

Stroke & Spine Injuries: First Aid

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

Choking, Chest Pain & Heart Attack: First Aid

11. 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

12. 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.

What Is PPE? - Definition, Safety & Requirements

13. What Is PPE? - Definition, Safety & Requirements

From this lesson you will be learning about PPE. This includes how they prevent the spread of germs, the different types of PPE, and when to use them appropriately.

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