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NCJ Number: 72714 Find in a Library
Title: First Aid and Emergency Procedures - Resource Manual
Author(s): R Huff; D Haynor
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Office of Health Care
Correctional Health Care Program
United States of America
Editor(s): M Tomczyk; B Worgess
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Lansing, MI 48913
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: 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.
Abstract: 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.
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Correctional personnel; Emergency procedures; First aid; Inmates; Procedure manuals
Note: Part of the Michigan Department of Corrections Correctional Health Care Program series.
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