Australian First Aid Volume One St John Ambulence
Australian First Aid has become established as a major resource for the teaching of first aid to the australian public. it is now some 20 years since st john ambitiously decided to produce and publish its own first aid manuals for australian conditions. this new manual follows in the tradition. it had again been wholly set up, printed and published in this country. the entire text has been rewritten, the layout altered to improve the impact of the text, and a new series of illustrations has been produced. the book has been divided into two volumes for easier handling. volume 1 comprises chapters 1 to 19 and is designed to accompany for senior first aid course. it provides information for emergency first aid and the management of common injuries and illnesses. volue 2 comprises chapters 20 to 31 and contains advanced and specialist first aid information.
there has been a significant departure from the context of previous manuals. first aid is a practical subject. whilst some theoretical knowledge can help students understand why a particular treatment is necessary, the theoretical component has been reduced with the major emphasis being placed on diagnosis and management. wherever possible, the steps in management have been simplified and every attempt has been made to ensure that the subject material is relevant to your everyday life. australia is well supported with emergency services. however, the size of the country makes it impossible for those services to be immediately avaliable. consequently, there is frequently a requirement for someone to render the initial aid, we believe that this text provides information that will be useful for all australians.