In an emergence situation, informed actions save lives. Where there are only seconds to spare, direct and straightforward advice is vital. This guide is practical and easy to use. The most common emergency situations are tackled, with numerous photographs, numbered action points and information vital to best helping the emergency services. Dealing with situations ranging from asphyxiation to wounding, to heart attack and poisoning, this manual should be a useful addition to the home and workplace. In addition to the alphabetically organized emergency situations, there is specific information on first aid for sports, the elderly, for children and drivers. Keeping this book in the glove compartment of a car may be the key to the survival of both a car's passengers and others on the road. The book is written in conjunction with an experienced medical practitioner.