Reviewed by David Savage
After recently completing an Emergency First Aid course I was looking forward to reading Burns Falls and Emergency Calls by Emma Hammett from www.firstaidforlife.org.uk . Emma has years of experience as a nurse and first aid trainer.
This book is described as “The ultimate guide to the prevention and treatment of childhood accidents” and after reading the book I would have to say that is an accurate description.
You do not need to have done a first aid course to use this book (although it complements what I learned on my very well and goes into more detail) as it is written in an easy style without unnecessary, complicated medical terms and where medical terms and abbreviations are used their meaning is explained.
This book is split into five sections:
Part 1: Prioritising injuries and child safety
Part 2: Life-threatening emergencies
Part3: Treatment for common injuries and illnesses
Part 4: Useful information
Part 5: Resources
It is packed full of helpful, easy to understand hints and tips of how to prevent accidents and what to do should an accident or injury occur (and at some point with children in the house they will have an accident). Covering everything from cuts and bruises to seizures, broken bones, poisoning to CPR and recovery positions it will equip the reader with the basic knowledge of what to do in an emergency and even possibly help save a life.
While it is a very good and informative read, you do not have to read it from cover to cover. You can dip in and out at any time and read the sections that you think you require more knowledge of.
This is a book that every household, school and child care facility should have on hand, it is an excellent resource.
RRP: £12.99 (paperback) / £1.99 (Kindle) – on 6 July 2017 you can purchase the Kindle version for just £0.99!
Available to buy from Amazon here.