First Aid Awareness Week coming soon

first aid manual 2009

What better time to learn how to save a life than during First Aid Awareness Week? (2-9 February 2009).

The awareness week coincides with the launch of the ninth edition of the best selling First Aid Manual which outlines how to deal with more than 100 medical conditions and injuries and the book is set to be released on Monday 2 February.

St John Ambulance is encouraging people to learn first aid and buy a copy of the manual which is published by Dorling Kindersley (DK), and is co-written by the UK’s three leading first aid societies: St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s Ambulance and the British Red Cross.

The fully illustrated guide which outlines ways of treating casualties in emergency situations has been full revised and is the only comprehensive book on the market with the most up-to-date guidelines and advice. The Health and Safety Executive lists it as the source for first aid protocols to which all workplace first aiders in the UK have to be trained.

We want to empower everyone to know what to do in an emergency. First aid is easy if you know what to do.

Andrew New
St John Ambulance Product Development Manager

Andrew New, St John Ambulance Product Development Manager said: ‘We want to empower everyone to know what to do in an emergency. First aid is easy if you know what to do. You can go on a course to learn from the experts or buy the new manual which provides a simple step-by-step guide to how to deal with many different situations. No home should be without one.’

Order your copy of the First Aid Manual from our supplies site or learn first aid and book a training course.