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First Aid, CPR, and AED (Academic Version), Fifth Edition

Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • ISBN-13: 9780763783303
  • Kit     pages      © 2007
    Access Code Subscription Length: 365 Days
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First Aid, CPR, and AED, Fifth Edition is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers instructor, student, and technology resources to better support instructors and prepare students.  The text includes:

  • Coverage of current CPR and ECC Guidelines
  • Current information on injuries and illnesses: Core information for first aiders presented in a clear and straightforward format.
  • Skills Drills: Offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills.
  • Flowcharts: Reinforce the decision-making process and appropriate procedures.
  • Decision Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take.

Click here to take interactive tour of the technological resources developed to support First Aid, CPR, and AED, Fifth Edition.

About the AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute

The AAOS name and training programs are recognized and revered worldwide. In 1971, the AAOS pioneered EMS education by publishing the first EMS training program. Today, the AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute continues that dedication to future emergency responders and the instructors who are paving their way. Founded in 1933, the not-for-profit AAOS provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals worldwide. Who better to teach about injuries than injury specialists?

For more information about other AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute training programs or to become an AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute instructor, visit

Features & Benefits

  • Chapter at a Glance - Guides students through through topics covered in the chapter
  • Skill Drills - Provide step-by-step explanation and visuals summaries of important skills for first aiders
  • Caution Boxes - Emphasize crucial actions that first aiders should or should not take while administering treatment
  • FYI Boxes - Include valuable information related to the injuries or illnesses discussed in that section, including prevention tips and risk factors
  • Decision Tables - Provide a concise summary of what first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take
  • Flowcharts - Pose a central question and organize treatment options by injury or illness type
  • Prep Kit - End-of-chapter activities reinforce important concepts and improve students' comprehension. Activities include:
    • Key Terms - List of the key terms and definitions from the chapter
    • Assessment in Action - Brief case study followed by critical thinking questions that allow students to apply what they've learned.
    • Check Your Knowledge Questions - Quiz students on the chapter's core concepts

Applicable Courses

Covers the basics from breathing and cardiac emergencies, to caring for bleeding, sudden illnesses, and injuries. This program is ideal for community members, employees, and company emergency response teams.  This program also covers heart disease prevention and provides an introduction to automated external defibrillators (AEDs).


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Background Information
Chapter 2: Action at an Emergency
Chapter 3: The Human Body
Chapter 4: Finding Out What’s Wrong
Chapter 5: CPR
Chapter 6: Automated External Defibrillators
Chapter 7: Shock
Chapter 8: Bleeding
Chapter 9: Wounds
Chapter 10: Bandaging Wounds
Chapter 11: Burns
Chapter 12: Head and Spinal Injuries
Chapter 13: Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
Chapter 14: Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
Chapter 15: Extremity Injuries
Chapter 16: Splinting Extremities
Chapter 17: Sudden Illness
Chapter 18: Poisoning
Chapter 19: Bites and Stings
Chapter 20: Cold-Related Emergencies
Chapter 21: Heat-Related Emergencies
Chapter 22: Childbirth and Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter 23: Behavioral Emergencies
Chapter 24: Wilderness First Aid
Chapter 25: Rescuing and Moving Victims
Chapter 26: Disaster Preparedness

Appendix A: First Aid Supplies
Appendix B: Medication Information
Appendix C: Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics. Founded at Northwestern University as a not-for-profit organization in 1933, the Academy has grown from a small organization serving less than 500 members to the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The Academy now serves about 24,000 members internationally.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "I liked the pictures and design of each chapter with step-by-step how-to guides for each skill.  The appendix seemed to have more useful resources for students going into Athletic Training as well, such as the Professional Rescuer CPR skills. The order of the chapters seemed to be a logical progression for the course content over a college semester."

    Fred Gardin
    University of South Carolina


    "I must say I have been very impressed so far with your courses, both online and offline. The quality of your content, the training flexibility, and cost of materials is really the best in the industry currently."


    Shannon K Miller

    Training Director

    My CPR Pros


    "I am an instructor trainer for <several other national organizations>, and with competent instructors, ECSI offers the best available CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, First Responder, and Professional Rescuer materials.”


    Raymond  A.  Levy  
    Boston  University  
    Boston, Massachusetts 


    “I have switched from <other national organizations> to ECSI for several reasons. ECSI advantages include: Inexpensive books that include cards at no cost; the ability to be your own teaching institution, making it easier to issue cards and maintain your own records; the ability to purchase cards in sheets of 9 at less than $1/card w/o buying books; free CPR cards with First Responder or EMT texts (since the material is covered in the text); instructor-based record keeping; grandfathering of present instructors from AHA, NSC, ASHI and ARC; instructor packages that include DVD instruction and PowerPoint presentations without any demands on exactly how instructors run their classes; and the cards are accepted by OEMS and other agencies.”


    Greg West


    Masonomet  Regional  High School, Topsfield, Massachusetts 

    North  Shore  Community College, Danvers, Massachusetts 

    "We absolutely love ECSI materials and the ease of administration of the whole process! It is much more user friendly than the other national training program we were using. We have already done First Aid/CPR/AED for faculty and several Professional Rescuer CPR courses."

    Bruce E Fugate, RN, EMTP
    EMS Program Director
    Southern State Community College
    Wilmington, Ohio



Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9780763742829 ISBN-10: 0763742821

The Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM helps you prepare with class with:

  • Adaptable PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
  • Lecture Outlines for each chapter
  • Image and Table Bank
  • TestBank and Test Generator
  • Course Administration Information

First Aid DVD

ISBN-13: 9780763742775 ISBN-10: 0763742775

The clips available on this DVD combine real-life situations with an instructional classroom format to teach the essentials of first aid. 


JBCourse Manager

ISBN-13: 9780763742096 ISBN-10: 0763742090

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• Customize pre-loaded content or easily import new content
• Provide online testing
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• Track students progress, generate reports, and manage training and compliance activities

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ISBN-13: 9780763742782 ISBN-10: 0763742783

Like the First Aid DVD, this resource uses real-life footage to teach the essentials.  The CPR and AED DVD provides information that is consistent with the latest CPR guidelines.



ISBN-13: 9780763742096 ISBN-10: 0763742090

FirstAidNet is an online learning site full of resources designed to help First Aid, CPR, and AED students reinforce what they have learned in the classroom. FirstAidNet contains:

  • Anatomy Review that helps students study human anatomy through interactive figure labeling exercises.
  • Interactive Online Glossary to provide students with the power to search or browse all the key terms within the text in three different ways: by term, alphabetically, or by chapter number.
  • Key Term Flashcards that will guide students through the key definitions vital to their understanding of First Aid, CPR, and AED, Fifth Edition.