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A first aid manual is the perfect way to ensure your employees have life-saving information to hand in an emergency. They contain advice and step-by-step guidance on all aspects of emergency first aid for common accidents and illnesses.

What is a first aid manual used for?

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A first aid manual gives readers the tools to provide safe and effective first aid to casualties whenever and wherever an accident occurs. It turns medically backed practices into easy-to-follow instructions that make first aid easier.

What is in a first aid book?

The first aid manual is revised and updated whenever there’s a change to accepted first aid practices, so you can always count on your information being up to date. The manual covers over a hundred different kinds of injuries and illnesses, and includes topics like:
  • General first aid responsibilities
  • How to assess a casualty
  • Handling an unresponsive casualty
  • Dealing with respiratory problems
  • Managing internal and external bleeding
  • Treating bone, joint and soft tissue injuries
  • First aid for burns
  • Poisonings
  • Sports first aid

What is the current first aid manual?

The most up-to-date first aid manual is the eleventh edition, published in 2021. It features guidance on delivering first aid in the post-pandemic world, first aid for mental health crises, and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.

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About the author:

Jo Stokes is a writer, marketer and trained first aider at First Aid Online.
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