This "First Aider's Pocket Companion" has been written for trained first aiders. Its aim is to provide an at-a-glance reminder of the signs, symptoms, and treatment for 28 emergency situations. These cover all the situations that a first aider is likely to encounter, both in and out of the workplace. Tables of differential diagnoses for angina heart attack, and hypo- and hyper-glycaemia, are also included. The book is deliberately concise and pocket-sized for convenience, and contains adequate spaces for personal notes.
Stuart was born in Scotland and grew up in a small town called Barrhead, near Glasgow. He currently lives in Hertfordshire and is married with two children.
He moved to London in the 1980's to pursue a career in the music business; he was a songwriter, singer and musician. He did well for 12 years in that business but eventually, as time and circumstances changed him, Stuart moved into pre-hospital care. He did his degree in Paramedic Science and is now a professional frontline ambulance paramedic, working in Central London.
His blog 'A Paramedic's Diary' is read all over the world and was recently featured in the Times Newspaper Top 50 Blogs that really matter. This inspired him to write books. First from the blog itself: 'A Paramedic's Diary; Life and Death on The Streets', then about the profession and how to survive it: 'The Street Medic's Survival Guide' and his first ever novel, 'The Station', which is a fictional look at his profession.
Stuart loves to write and hopes to continue writing more stories from 'The Station' in the future.