Forget brushing up on your French before your holiday – how’s your First Aid?

This year, National First Aid Awareness Week (16-22 July 2012) is focusing on how we can help everyone feel as prepared as possible to cope with medical situations that may arise on holiday. National First Aid Awareness Week is a partnership initiative involving: St John Ambulance, British Red Cross and St Andrew’s First Aid in association with publishers DK.

Free First Aid Abroad Advice

In our recent survey*, we found that 1 in 3 holiday makers would feel more prepared when abroad if they had a basic knowledge of First Aid, so we’ve put together a handy First Aid leaflet with advice on dealing with some of the most common medical problems that holiday makers face from heat stroke to insect stings. Ideal for putting in your bag or adding to your ‘Dropbox’ folder, you can download a copy now at www.dk.com/firstaid

Special offer

Buy the First Aid Manual from www.dk.com/firstaid and get 25% off before the end of July.

Test your First Aid knowledge


Do you know the best way to treat a jellyfish sting? Or how to help someone who’s suffering from dehydration? We’ve put together a First Aid Abroad quiz so you can test how good your First Aid knowledge is and hopefully learn at the same time. Play now by clicking here

Win £500 of John Lewis vouchers for your holiday shopping


Would you like to go on a shopping spree before your holiday? During First Aid Awareness Week, we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of the First Aid Manual plus £500 of John Lewis vouchers for your holiday shopping. For your chance to win, visit www.facebook.com/DKUK to unlock the competition question.

* YouGov Plc. survey conducted on behalf of St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s First Aid, British Red Cross and DK, 2012

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