First Aid for Colleges and Universities , Tenth Edition, is intended for students in a full-semester course leading to First Aid/CPR certification. It is designed specifically for college-level courses in First Aid and meets American Red Cross guidelines, while providing more depth and detail than the other available texts in the market. In addition to comprehensive coverage of all first aid situations a responder is likely to encounter, this book provides self-tests, critical thinking exercises, and skill assessment checklists. The Tenth Edition features updated content aligned with the new 2010 AHA and ARC CPR Guidelines, which affect many critical procedures in the entire field. Content also reflects the current developments, updated pedagogy, and best practices. Illustrations and photos have also been selectively updated and refreshed throughout the book.
Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., EMT-B, is professor of Health Sciences at Brigham Young University, where he teaches First Aid and related courses. He is also the director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an educational service that offers continuing education for EMS personnel. He has been active in higher education for over 37 years, is the author of numerous EMS publications, and is an organizer of key EMS conferences.
Daniel Limmer, NREMT-P, is a faculty member at Eastern Manie Community College in Bangor, Maine. He has been involved in EMS and law enforcement for over 28 years and still practices as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine. Dan is a frequent lecturer at conferences and colleges nationwide. He is a co-author of several textbooks, including Emergency Care, Essentials of Emergency Care, Advanced Medical Life Support, and First Responder: A Skills Approach.
Joseph J.Mistovich, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is chair of the Department of Health Professions and a professorat Youngstown State University, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary health care. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, both from Youngstown State University. He has authored several EMS textbooks and numerous EMS articles. He is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.
Randall Benner, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is a contributing author to this edition. He is the director of the Emergency Medical Technology program at Youngstown State University, where he teaches courses in psychoneuroimmunology, behavior change, and health psychology. He has authored and co-authored numerous texts, several with Joe Mistovich, and is a prime organizer of a major EMS annual conference held in Salt Lake City.