Would you know how to aid a person suffering from cardiac arrest or an unexpected seizure? When we least expect it, we may witness scenarios in which someone is in danger. Knowing how to react quickly becomes a matter of life or death.
[English translation of title: Practical Guide to First Aid]
First aid is not only essential in extreme cases. Minor accidents (cuts, scrapes, burns, animal stings or bites) and day-to-day ailments (headaches or allergic reactions) should be addressed with equal care, and knowing how to treat them and what to avoid is key.
This practical guide to first aid is essential, accessible and up-to-date with the latest techniques, both basic and advanced. It includes an outline of what to have in your first aid kit at home or on-the-go, as well as detailed chapters that address particular ailments and scenarios such as: seizures, concussions, asphyxiation, hallucinations, sharp abdominal pain, high fever, electrocution, heat stroke, hypoglycemia, intoxication, cardiac arrest, loss of consciousness, bone fracture, ocular damage, and allergic reactions, among others.
Finally, it includes a section on prevention: how to provide emotional and psychological support to the affected, how to avoid making decisions that may worsen a critical situation, how to decrease the incidence of accidents in bathrooms and kitchens, and more.