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First Aid and Emergency Procedures - Resource Manual

NCJ Number
R Huff; D Haynor
M Tomczyk, B Worgess
Date Published
43 pages
One of a series of manuals promoting high quality health care in correctional institutions, this document for correctional personnel is written in a simple 'how-do' format and is intended to be self-explanatory.
The information contained in this reference manual was developed by the health care staff at Muskegon Correctional Facility in Muskegon, Mich. Brief explanations are presented of the proper steps to take in the event of a number of common emergency and accident situations. The manual covers allergic conditions, artificial respiration, bites, blisters, bruises, burns and scalds, and choking. Also discussed are convulsions; cuts, scratches, and scrapes; diabetes; ear problems; and electric shock. In addition, emergency procedures for serious accident or illness are delineated, along with methods for dealing with eye emergencies, fainting and unconsciousness, frostbite, and head injuries. Other problems covered include head injuries, heart-lung resusciation, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and injuries to the mouth, teeth, and nose. Poisoning, puncture wounds, severe bleeding, shock, vomiting and abdominal pain, sting, and fractures are also reviewed. An index is provided. Footnotes are included.