Updated Advice on Choking in Infants Issued in 10th edition of the First Aid Manual

Today sees the launch of the 10th edition of the First Aid Manual, with some notable changes to advice on dealing with choking in babies. The First Aid Manual is written and authorised by the UK’s three leading First Aid providers, St Andrew’s First Aid, St John Ambulance and British Red Cross and offers comprehensive First Aid advice. The manual is updated and refreshed regularly to maintain the highest standards of First Aid guidance and this award winning publication is accepted as being the definitive guide to First Aid in the United Kingdom.

Operations Director, Jim Dorman, said, “Recent figures have shown that fewer than 1 in 10 (9%) parents would feel very confident administrating First Aid if a child started choking, with around 1 in 6 (16%) of parents admitting they would not be confident in this situation at all.

“Choking is a very common occurrence especially with children and requires an immediate response using a very simple technique to help the person or child who is choking.  Using pictures, the First Aid Manual details the simple steps to take to assist someone who is choking.  If someone can’t afford the time to attend a training course, the First Aid Manual is the perfect resource to have at hand should an emergency occur”.

“An integral function of our charity is to participate in the writing of the First Aid manual. The First Aid manual will help those with First Aid training to refresh their skills and provides updated advice on dealing with choking in infants.

“While nothing can replace formal First Aid training, the First Aid manual is an excellent way to maintain vital life-saving skills.”

The updated manual can be purchased at a discounted rate of £9.95 from the St Andrew’s First Aid online store at www.firstaid.org.uk/shopor by visiting our premises at Milton Street in Glasgow.

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