Accident and Safety Information for Teens
- Author/Editor: Karen Bellenir
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 420
- Publication Date: 2008
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1046-4
- List Price: $69.00
Web Price: $62.00
According to statistics compiled by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, accidents are the leading cause of death among children and youth between the ages of 8 and 20. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that injuries requiring medical attention or resulting in activity restrictions affect more than 20 million children and adolescents annually.
Accident and Safety Information for Teens offers comprehensive information about dealing with emergencies and coping with the aftereffects of a traumatic experience.
The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Accident and Safety Information for Teens.
Part One: Accidents Happen explains what to do during an emergency, with suggestions about first aid and CPR. It also describes hospital and emergency department procedures, and provides information about coping and adjusting after a traumatic event.
Part Two: Medical Emergencies and Traumatic Injuries describes the dangers, symptoms, and appropriate first aid steps for commonly encountered situations that may require medical assistance, including how to recognize and respond to the symptoms of alcohol poisoning, inhalant abuse, and drug overdose.
Part Three: Motor Vehicle Safety discusses car accidents and traffic safety, including the importance of safe driving skills, use of seat belts and air bags, vehicle maintenance, and safe driving during inclement weather.
Part Four: Safety at Home, School, and Work discusses the risks found in everyday settings and describes steps teens can take to protect themselves as they encounter new or different social situations, assume more responsibilities, and move into the work force.
Part Five: Outdoor and Recreation Safety provides sports injury prevention tips and offers suggestions for avoiding hazards associated with outdoor activities, including finding shelter if a thunderstorm develops.
Part Six: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness describes the process of planning ahead for natural disasters and national security emergencies. It offers check lists of emergency supplies and discusses what to expect in the case of an extreme weather event.
Part Seven: If You Need More Information includes directories of resources for additional facts about first aid, medical emergencies, and disaster preparedness.
- Library binding, 6 x 9
- 400 pages per volume
- Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
- Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
- Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
- Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
- Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
- Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts
"Aimed at teenage audiences, this guide provides practical information for handling a comprehensive list of emergencies, from sport injuries and auto accidents to alcohol poisoning and natural disasters. With the help of medical doctor David A. Cooke, editor Bellenir (Drug Information for Teens) neatly organizes previously published information from emergency resource organizations like the National Institute of Neurological Disorders into seven themed segments and 60 topic chapters."
—Library Journal, Apr '09
"The advice given here is practical, and ranges from injury prevention to how to deal with the most critical injuries when they occur (e.g., spinal cord injuries). ... Useful in the young adult collections of public libraries as well as high school libraries. The articles can all be found through other resources but by collecting them all in one place the publisher provides a useful resource for student research."
—American Reference Books Annual, 2009
"This book is needed in the reference section of every congregational library ... provides young people with resource that speaks to them about problems that may occur at any moment in their lives. ... A valuable resource."
—Congregational Libraries Today, 2009