This title contains basic advice on everything you need to know about moving and examining a casualty, and keeping a well-stocked first-aid kit. It offers clear, concise life-saving procedures for helping adults, babies and children. Learn how to manage fractures and injuries to the head, neck, spine, pelvis and limbs and to treat and control major wounds and heavy bleeding. Find out how to cope with strokes, heart attacks and choking. It covers the treatment for burns and shock, and how to apply dressings, slings and bandages. This authoritative manual provides expert information on the best ways to prevent and cope with injuries and emergencies. The information is concise and easily accessible with flow charts to summarize essential steps and quick-reference boxes for important warnings or signs and symptoms. More than 250 clear step-by-step photographs and illustrations teach you life-saving procedures such as positioning the casualty in the recovery position, administering cardiac compressions and dealing with choking.
Other important skills include how to treat fractures, major wounds and burns; the art of applying slings, dressings and bandages; as well as how to detect symptoms of and deal with heart attacks, strokes, poisoning and shock.
Dr Pippa Keech MB ChB MRCGP is an experienced GP with particular expertise in Accident and Emergency medicine and Psychiatry. Over the years her work has involved her in the full spectrum of emergency care, from dealing with relatively minor complaints and injuries to major trauma and resuscitation. A regular contributor to a variety of publications, Dr Keech has also worked as a medical adviser and editor for Pulse magazine.