The Theory of Advanced First Aid

  • J. A. Wood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 104-109

About this book


When someone has successfully completed a Standard First Aid Course, they often have a desire to extend their knowledge of first aid. The aim of this book is to give the holders of a Standard First Aid Certificate the opportunity to study the principles of first aid in greater detail. It is not intended to convert the first aider into a highly trained paramedic - so a discussion on the use of intra­ venous fluids, defibrillators etc., is beyond the scope of this book. It is hoped that the book will provide a useful in-depth study for demonstrators, instructors and first aiders likely to be involved in ambulance duties. I am very grateful to Brigadier D.O. O'Brien, Chief Medical Adviser, British Red Cross Society and Mrs. R.H. Smith, Assistant Branch Director (Training), Leicestershire Branch of the British Red Cross Society for their helpful comments and encouragement. I acknowledge the use of illustrations from the Clinical Symposia Series by CIBA on the "Heimlich Manoeuvre" to form the basis of Figures 3.7,3.8 and 3.9.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Wood
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  1. 1.Leicestershire Branch of the British Red Cross SocietyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8674-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4908-9
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