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on 8 February 2014
If there is one book I think everyone should have at home and read cover to cover it is this one. The First Aid Manual is not only a reference for the public on first aid but forms the core syllabus of the training given to first aiders from each of the three voluntary aid societies (The British Red Cross, St Andrews First Aid and St John Ambulance). If you receive treatment from a first aider at a public event, this will be the book that trained the volunteers treating you. It's also used in many First Aid at Work courses as their primary reference.

The 2014 update has changes for management of unconscious casualties, use of anaphylaxis auto injectors, management of head injuries, treatment of hypoglycaemia, pelvic injuries, choking in children and infant seizures among others. If you perform first aid as part of your job, as a volunteer or want to provide the best care to your family then its definitely worth updating as this is not an expensive manual.

The manual is very easy to use with clear pictures, diagrams and flow charts showing you the procedure to follow in an emergency. Whilst reading through it is advised (particularly for CPR, unconscious casualties, choking and severe bleeding where you have less time to react), it's an easy reference to follow when you need it and should help keep you calm as you go through the step by step procedures.

I'd also recommend attending a basic first aid course as practice on some techniques such as CPR and the recovery position is the best way to learn. All three voluntary aid societies offer courses, many for free or very low cost.
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on 29 March 2017
This is the authoritative First Aid Manual, as used by both St John Ambulance and British Red Cross, as well as others in the field.
Clearly laid out, and well illustrated, this book will tell you everything you need to know about First Aid, from applying a sticking plaster to CPR.
It is best studied in conjunction with an approved First Aid course, as First Aid is above all a practical skill.
Having said all that, the book is an essential reference and course guide and familiarity with its contents may just be the difference between the reader being able to save a life or not.
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on 26 April 2017
The current update to a comprehensive and time tested publication. The Standard of all First Aid Manuals.

Clear, concise, A prerequisite of Public First Aid or indeed First Aid at Work.

Even as an experienced First aider you will always benefit from an update.

An informative text.
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on 23 April 2017
You never know when you might need this.
An accident can happen anywhere, in your front room, kitchen, garden, even outside in your street. So, you will be prepared if you buy one of these. And you could help save someones life.
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on 4 October 2015
Excellent, step by step guide to first aid. As a support worker, this is invaluable as a reference for work.

It is much better than resorting to Google, where you'll get several different answers as to what you should do. This guide is informative, relevant, and useful.
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on 6 October 2016
A must have for every work place. It shows you images of what to do when someone is in danger.
You really can't afford not to have this book, even if you only look at it if there is an emergency.
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on 7 November 2016
A very useful manual. Straightforward presentation of the topics and explanation of what the first aider is aiming to do in any particular situation. Easy to find the section you need - very useful in the heat of a real first aid situation.
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on 6 May 2017
An excellent First Aid Manual, Fully Up to Date and covering the complete First Aid Spectrum... Highly recommend to anyone in the First Aid side of life or to have on hand at home...
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on 26 April 2017
Bought for my son for St John's group and has been invaluable for him for revising for his cadet exams. Would buy again.
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on 6 June 2017
Excellent book. Very informative and easy to use in an emergency
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