- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 23, 2000

Books

• "The American Medical Association Handbook ofFirst-Aid and Emergency Care," by Stanley M. Zydio and James A. Hill,Random House, 1990. This a comprehensive guidebook with information onsports injuries, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, household accidents andwhat to expect in the emergency room.

• "Baby and Child EmergencyFirst-Aid Handbook: Simple Step-by-Step Instructions for the Most CommonChildhood Emergencies," by Mitchell Einzig, Meadowbrook Press, 1995.This book will help parents and caregivers deal quickly with 34 of themost common childhood emergencies. It has step-by-step numberedinstructions and illustrations.

• "American Red Cross First-Aid andSafety Handbook"; by Kathleen Handal; Little, Brown and Co.; 1992. Thisis another step-by-step guide for everything from cuts and burns tocardiac arrest.

Associations

• American Red Cross, National Capital Chapter, 2131 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Phone: 202/728-6401. Web site: www.redcross.org. This public safety organization offers many first-aidclasses and publications.

• American College of Emergency Physicians,PO Box 619911, Dallas, Texas 75261. Phone: 800/446-9776. Web site: www.acep.org. A useful free booklet, "Home Organizer for MedicalEmergencies," can be ordered from this professional organization.

On line

• Prepackaged first-aid kits can be ordered from Top Safety (www.topsafety.com). The company sells home kits, as well as ones for travel, hiking and boating.

• The Safety Store (www.safetystore.com) is a San Francisco company that sells prepackaged first-aid kits (including those for pets, sports teams and kits that teach school-aged children about first aid). The store also sells first-aid books and videos.

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