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First Aid Afloat - Instant advice on dealing with medical emergencies at sea

By (author) Sandra Roberts
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited, United States
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 22nd Oct 2010
Dimensions: w 172mm h 212mm d 9mm
Weight: 286g
ISBN-10: 0470682078
ISBN-13: 9780470682074
Barcode No: 9780470682074
The lifesaving guide to treating any accident or sudden illness at sea When someone is injured or becomes ill while on a boat, help may be miles and days away. First Aid Afloat is the onboard guide to taking control of any medical emergency. Illustrated with photo sequences showing exactly what to do, and written in language that is short and simple, this book will allow anyone to act quickly, stabilize the casualty, and provide the appropriate treatment at sea.* Aimed at the novice first-aider and adopts a "no experience necessary" approach to first aid* Covers bleeding, burns, musculo-skeletal injuries, environmental injury, illness and medical emergency, and treating children* Instructions on moving a casualty, resuscitation, and getting help With advice on what to look for when buying a first aid kit as well as how to be medically prepared when onboard, First Aid Afloat could save someone's life. No boat should be without it.

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'Even if you've done a first-aid course, knowledge fades quickly. Sandra Roberts has 40 years nursing experience and lectures at Warsash Maritime Academy. Her book is better than most: concisely written and well illustrated, with photos, flowcharts and diagrams.' (Yachting Monthly, Jan 2011).