Synopses & Reviews
At sea you cannot ring for an ambulance and just wait for help; you need to act immediately as you may be hours, or even days away from assistance. First Aid Afloat
could save someone's life, and no boat should be without it.
Aimed at the novice first-aider, this book is intended to be used at the time of the accident or illness. Each topic is designed to be read at a glance: the language is kept short and simple, and where appropriate, photo sequences show exactly what to do. As long as you can read, you can help. Straightforward advice allows you to take control of the situation, stabilize the casualty and provide the appropriate treatment at sea.
This is an essential guide for all who go afloat.
Topics covered include:
- Bites, stings and poisoning
- Evacuation of a casualty
- Radio medical advice
The lifesaving guide to treating any accident or sudden illness at sea
When someone is injured or becomes ill while on a boat, help may be miles and days away. First Aid Afloat is the onboard guide to taking control of any medical emergency. Illustrated with photo sequences showing exactly what to do, and written in language that is short and simple, this book will allow anyone to act quickly, stabilize the casualty, and provide the appropriate treatment at sea.
- Aimed at the novice first-aider and adopts a "no experience necessary" approach to first aid
- Covers bleeding, burns, musculo-skeletal injuries, environmental injury, illness and medical emergency, and treating children
- Instructions on moving a casualty, resuscitation, and getting help
With advice on what to look for when buying a first aid kit as well as how to be medically prepared when onboard, First Aid Afloat could save someone's life. No boat should be without it.
About the Author
Sandra Roberts is a senior lecturer at Warsash Maritime Academy, teaching medical and first aid subjects to seafarers. She has hands-on experience of first aid within the maritime and yachting world as well as the voluntary first aid services and the military. Sandra is a registered nurse with almost 40 years’ experience.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 FIRST AID.
First Aid .
Anatomy and Physiology.
Managing an Incident.
General Casualty Assessment.
CHAPTER 2 RESUSCITATION.
Basic Life Support.
The Choking Casualty.
The Unconscious Casualty.
CHAPTER 3 WOUNDS.
Burns (Hot and Cold).
CHAPTER 4 INJURIES.
Sprains and Strains.
CHAPTER 5 ENVIRONMENTAL INJURY.
CHAPTER 6 ILLNESS AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.
Bites and Stings.
CHAPTER 7 CHILDREN AND INFANTS.
Resuscitation of Children and Infants.
The Choking Child.
CHAPTER 8 HELP.
Moving a Casualty.
Evacuation of a Casualty.
Transfer to Rescue Vessel.
Radio Medical Advice.
First Aid Equipment.