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Emma founded www.firstaidforlife.org.uk in 2007 and her superb team teach award-winning first aid courses throughout the UK and abroad. In addition she has created www.onlinefirstaid.com with a wealth of online first aid courses and resources available worldwide.
Emma's second book; Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls is heralded as the ultimate guide to the prevention and treatment of childhood accidents. Endorsed by Katrina Phillips the CEO of the Child Accident Prevention Trust, Dr Amanda Gummer of the Good Toy Guide, Sue Atkins The Parenting Expert and Laura Henry, International Early Years Childcare Expert.
'Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls' is a super informative, but easy to read book, for families, parents, grandparents, childminders and carers, to help everyone become aware of potential risks. It teaches the skills needed to help in an emergency without overwhelming the reader, and of course, that could ultimately save lives. This great book empowers and gives confidence to everyone who reads it and I highly recommend that you go out and grab yourself a copy and keep it handy.' Sue Atkins ITV 'This Morning' Parenting Expert & Author of 'Parenting Made Easy - How To Raise Happy Children'
Slips, Trips and Fractured Hips - the ultimate guide to accident prevention and first aid for older people and those who care for them, is Emma's third book. It is endorsed by Age UK and RoSPA and offers a wealth of practical advice on accident prevention and first aid for adults.
Emma has funded her social cause www.staysafe.support through First Aid for Life in partnership with RoSPA, Age UK, Trading Standards and Friends Against Scams and Care UK. It has been endorsed as a social prescribing resource by the Royal College of General Practitioners and provides a free networking resource site for older people and those caring for them.
First Aid for Life provides award winning first aid training taught by highly experienced medical, health and emergency services professionals tailored to the needs of those attending.
In addition to First Aid for humans, Emma established First Aid for Pets - empowering pet owners and those working with pets to give life-saving treatment in those first vital minutes. Her first book was First Aid for Dogs and it has been highly acclaimed.
Emma's mission and the goal of www.firstaidforlife.org.uk, www.onlinefirstaid.com and www.firstaidforpets.net is to make it as easy as possible for people to access first aid skills, removing barriers to learning; such as time, money and geography and consequently train more people and save lives.
Firstaidforlife.org.uk is packed full of free resources and useful updates.
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Immediate and appropriate first aid treatment in a medical emergency can greatly reduce the pain and suffering experienced by your pet and could save their life. Knowing how to help in those first vital minutes before you can get to the vet is absolutely vital and choosing to read this book could be one of the most important decisions you make.
This guide is designed for all dog lovers. It explains how to help your pet or any other dog should an accident happen. It is ideal for those working with dogs and pet owners to gain the skills and confidence to help in an emergency until veterinary support is available. The manual takes you through a step-by- step guide to examining your pet, recognising if there is something wrong and treatment for common veterinary emergencies. The book covers most common first aid emergencies, including helping a choking dog, dog bites, car accidents, injured limbs, CPR, fitting and poisoning... The content conforms to the RECOVER guidelines for veterinary CPR and complies with the Veterinary Care Act.
The manual consists of illustrated directions, flow charts, diagrams and accompanies the comprehensive online First Aid for Dogs course available from http://www.firstaidforpets.net and our practical Dog First Aid courses.
This book material has been written by Emma Hammett, Qualified Nurse, First Aid Trainer and founder of First Aid for Pets in conjunction with other medical, first aid, animal and veterinary professionals.
First aid treatment can be so simple and knowing what to do can save people so much pain, scarring and further major hospital intervention.
Supported by RoSPA, Home Safety and Age UK advisers, Slips, Trips and Fractured Hips is packed full of practical hints and tips relevant to people as they get older.
As we get older our physiology changes and we often develop additional medical conditions. These conditions and the medicine taken to manage them can alter the way our bodies react to injury. Understanding this is key to managing a first aid emergency in an older person and anticipating how they might react to the injuries you can see. Staying one step ahead in an emergency situation often proves vital to the recovery of the casualty.
As we age, we also become more accident prone. Our eyesight deteriorates, our skin becomes more friable, we may develop medical conditions which affect our balance and mobility and generally we become more susceptible to injury. It is vital that we recognise this and take extra steps to keep ourselves fit and healthy and are mindful of common avoidable hazards that frequently lead to accidental injury.
Older people can suffer serious injuries from falls, bleeds and burns that would be superficial in a younger person. They may not respond to a medical emergency in the usual way and can deteriorate extremely quickly. It is important to recognise and understand that the physiology in older people is different and that medication may affect this too. Slips, Trips and Fractured Hips includes an overview as to how the ageing process affects us physiologically and an introduction to common medication and how this may affect the way people react in a medical emergency.
Experienced nurse, trainer and first aid expert Emma Hammett draws upon her professional and personal experience to provide an engaging and authoritative guide to preventing and treating accidents.
The information contained within this book should help give you the confidence to:
• Identify common hazards and take precautions to prevent possible injuries
• Understand how ageing affects the body and the effects of common prescription medication and illnesses on the response to trauma
• Calmly approach any injury or medical emergency
• Assess the severity of the situation
• Quickly prioritise and identify whether there are any life-threatening injuries
• Reassure the casualty and treat the most urgent issues
• Seek medical advice or call an ambulance if necessary
With clear, simple directions, tested advice, engaging photographs and illustrations, this a unique, must-have for all older people and anyone caring for them too.
Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls; has been written for parents and anyone working with or caring for children; to help you anticipate the next developmental milestones for children and to take the necessary measures to prevent life-threatening injuries and help you plan, prepare and avoid mishap. It will also equip you with the necessary first aid skills should an accident occur. Immediate and appropriate first aid saves lives, reduces pain and suffering and can make a dramatic difference to the speed and extent of a child’s recovery.
Experienced nurse, trainer and first aid expert Emma Hammett draws upon her professional and personal experience to provide an engaging and authoritative guide to preventing and treating childhood accidents. Packed full of real life experiences, anecdotes and sound advice, this book is designed to give you the skills and confidence to let your children develop and flourish, experiencing inevitable minor bumps and bruises, while keeping them safe from more serious mishaps.
With clear, simple directions, tested advice, engaging photographs and illustrations, this a unique, must-have for anyone looking after children of any age.
The health and happiness of children in our care is of vital importance to us and we always do our best to keep them safe. However, despite these efforts, every year around 2 million children in the UK attend A&E due to an accident. Over 100,000 of these require admission to hospital – that is nearly 2,000 children a week!
150,000 people die every year in situations where first aid could have saved them. Accidents are second only to cancer as the leading cause of death for children and young people in the UK. You never know when something might happen!
Children need to take measured risks, and bumps and bruises will inevitably result. However, it is important to prevent serious childhood injuries that can cause long-term damage and have life-changing consequences. The part of the brain that evaluates risk and consequence is not fully developed until people are in their early twenties. Therefore, it is vital for parents and those working with children, to be aware of potential dangers and equip themselves and the children with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves and others safe. Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls gives safety tips and advice for people caring for children from birth through to adulthood.
Endorsed by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, Dr Amanda Gummer from the Good Toy Guide and Parenting and Childcare Experts; Burns, falls and emergency calls is heralded as the ultimate guide to the prevention and treatment of childhood accidents.