Based on current Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Guidelines and scientific recommendations developed by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and other resuscitation councils around the world, First Aid, CPR, and AED Guide, Eighth Edition is an excellent resource for action at common emergencies. This quick reference gives lay responders the tools to prevent and minimize injury, provide comfort, and maximize care until professional medical care arrives. This guide is perfect for anybody who wants quick, portable access to vital first aid and basic life support information in place of, or in addition to, taking a formal first aid or CPR and AED course.
The First Aid, CPR, and AED Guide, Eighth Edition, may be used within First Aid refresher training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI). Please note that ECSI digital course completion certificates are not included.
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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care. To promote the interests of emergency physicians. The Board of Directors has identified values that serve as the guiding principles for the specialty of emergency medicine. These values, and the objectives that follow, are the foundation of ACEP’s planning processes and Council and Board actions. The values of the American College of Emergency Physicians are: Quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services. There is a body of knowledge unique to emergency medicine that requires continuing refinement and development.
Physicians entering the practice of emergency medicine should be residency trained in emergency medicine. Quality emergency medicine is best practiced by qualified, credentialed emergency physicians. The best interests of patients are served when emergency physicians practice in a fair, equitable, and supportive environment. Emergency physicians have the responsibility to play the lead roles in the definition, management, evaluation, and improvement of quality emergency care. The ACEP was founded in 1968 and is the world’s oldest and largest and also largest emergency medicine specialty organization. Today it represents more than 28,000 members. It is the emergency medicine specialty society recognized as the acknowledged leader in emergency medicine.