First Aid Manual – Step by step guide from Dorling Kindersley
Recent research commissioned by St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s Ambulance Association, British Red Cross and publishers Dorling Kindersley suggests that far too many of us lack the knowledge to undertake basic first aid procedures.
This lack of knowledge means we are woefully ill-equipped to deal with real-life emergency situations and this is not surprising considering people are more likely to own a DIY manual than a first aid one!
The research revealed that although two thirds of us would stop to help if we saw someone in need of first aid:
Dorling Kindersley’s First Aid Manual has been updated and includes the new resuscitation guidelines plus a free 32-page quick reference Emergency First Aid booklet, perfect for the car or bag.
If there’s a better first aid manual on the market I haven’t seen it. Divided into 13 sections covering everything from Life-saving Procedures to Wounds and Bleeding, from Techniques and Equipment to Poisonings, Bites and Stings, each condition receives a short description, recognition (if necessary) your aims and warning or caution (if appropriate). Sections are colour-coded and the page layout is clear and easy to follow.
It’s the sort of book you should dip into from time to time so you know where the advice is when you need it – although with some emergencies time is of essence so you’d have to be a fast reader! Better still you could take a first aid course and use the book as reference.
Every home should have DK's First Aid Manual within easy reach!
If you would like to order a copy from Amazon please lick the link below:
First Aid Manual: The Authorised Manual of St. John Ambulance, St. Andrew's Ambulance Association, and the British Red Cross