You may have seen in the press yesterday that there is new advice for parents and carers on how to treat a choking infant. This comes after a survey that we carried out revealed that a third of parents have been in a situation where their child has started choking and worryingly, half of parents did not know the correct procedure. The survey was commissioned to mark the publication of the latest edition of the First Aid Manual, written and authorised by the UK’s leading first aid providers, St John Ambulance, the British Red Cross and St Andrew’s First Aid.
Parents were previously advised to place the infant face down along their arm, but the new guidance states babies should be placed face down along the thigh. Andrew New, speaking on behalf of all three charities, said: “Treating a child for choking is easy when you know how. The new manual contains the latest guidance on choking and other procedures and is a must for every home.”
We’ve now been publishing the bestselling First Aid Manual for 32 years and it’s still the only first aid reference manual that’s written and endorsed by all three of the UK’s leading First Aid providers. The new 10th edition has been updated with all the latest guidelines and best practice and covers all aspects of first aid from emergency first aid and first aid for babies and children, to life-saving resuscitation. From sprained ankles, burns and bleeding to strokes and unconsciousness, you can find out quickly how to treat over 100 different conditions and the clear step-by-step photos are designed to show you exactly what you need to do in any situation.
We’re currently offering £4 off the First Aid Manual (until 31 March, while stocks last) – get your copy for just £9.99.