According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 'every year in the UK more than 4000 people die in accidents in the home and nearly three million turn up at accident and emergency departments seeking treatment. But, because the accidents happen behind closed doors in isolated incidents they rarely attract public and media attention.' What people require in an emergency is the knowledge to enable them to take appropriate action, while at the same time avoiding causing further harm. No-one should have to stand by in an emergency, unable to render assistance. First Aid for Family Emergencies offers a commonsense guide to coping with emergencies - from resuscitation techniques to shock and severe burns. In addition, it offers guidelines on dealing with a range of everyday ailments. It also offers advice on preventing accidents in and around the home. 
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