5 Books that Can Help Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe

first-aid-850486_1280Accidents and disasters may happen no matter how cautious we are. They can happen to any of your loved one so it is best to know at least basic of first aid and survival skills. Here we share with you some good reads on first aid, medical emergencies and other self-preservation topics.

  1. ACEP First Aid Manual, 5th Edition (DK First Aid Manual)

A potentially life-saving reference that you can keep in your house or in the car, the ACEP First Aid Manual provides step-by-step photographic guide on what to do in the event of an accident or injury. It covers 100 different first aid and medical emergency situations that range from sprains and strains to loss of consciousness to heart attack.

Each condition is explained carefully: the cause, signs and symptoms, and initial actions. You can also find practical advice on how to ensure a safe home, car and workplace. For example, you can find a section on how to choose convertible car seats; but for a more in-depth discussion on how to choose convertible car seats, you can visit sites like thewisemom.com.

  1. Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival

During an emergency, every second counts. This book provides step-by-step action plan that you can do to effectively stabilize the situation. It covers a wide range of first aid and emergency situations such as skin wounds, allergies, burns, hypothermia, dehydration, heatstroke, frostbite, fractures and more. This pocket manual also contains sections about how to pack survival first aid supplies and kits. Being pocket-sized, you can take this manual along with you when you go hiking, camping or in your car. Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, but you can always prepare. Knowledge is still the best to ensure survival.

  1. Responding to Emergency: American Red Cross

If you have already completed first aid training course or if you’re in the healthcare field, you might find this book very helpful. It’s revised 2012 edition contains the latest in emergency first aid and cardiovascular care. It tackles advanced medical emergencies and is often used as reference for first aid courses.

  1. The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way

jetski-655554_1280What if an emergency happens and you can’t call 911? This book prepares you for such an eventuality. Unlike standard first aid books, this survival handbook assumes that there is no help available in case of a disaster. It enables anyone, even without medical training, to handle illness or injuries. It equips you with tools and skill set needed in circumstances where medical help is unavailable. The survival book is written in a friendly English language so anyone can understand it.

  1. The American Red Cross First Aid and Safety Handbook Paperback

This rather outdated (originally printed in 1992) self-preservation handbook covers the course materials used by the American Red Cross. It provides useful information at how to treat different first aid emergencies. The book contains a wealth of information that you can apply in first aid situations. Some sections tackle how to stay safe: at home, at school, in the workplace, or in your car.