Essential First Aid 2e
Essential First Aid: Manual for Southern Africa Second Edition has been updated to bring the material in line with the current unit standard. In so doing, this new edition provides you with everything you need to know to act effectively in medical and first-aid emergencies. Written by a team of experienced Red Cross first-aid trainers, the manual teaches you to recognise emergency situations and medical conditions, and guides you in providing first-aid treatment. Essential First Aid 2nd Edition is the only book currently endorsed by the South African Red Cross Society. There is a greater need for first aid training as the population grows and communities are required to help themselves. It is imperative that everyone is able to give emergency care in the home, at work and during times of leisure – this may save a life!
The first aider has the opportunity to reach the casualty in the golden hour – the 60 minutes following an injury or sudden illness. This is the vital time in which correct first aid must be carried out and medical assistance called to save lives and promote recovery. To learn first aid, enrol at your nearest South African Red Cross Society centre.