Before emergency strikes, learn these essential child-care skills
Foreword by William Zajdel, D.O., FACOEP
Do you know what to do...
If your child isn’t breathing?
- DO administer mouth-to-mouth or rescue breathing.
- DO NOT waste time feeling for a pulse.
If your child is bleeding profusely?
- DO apply any absorbent material or even your bare hand over the wound.
- DO NOT worry if the material isn’t sterile---antibiotics to fight infections can be given later.
If your child is burned?
- DO make sure that your child remains warm.
- DO NOT cool down your child’s entire body while trying to cool the burn.
Essential for every parent’s bookshelf, How to Save Your Child’s Life is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to urgent child care. Written by experienced paramedic and mother Debra Brady, the book teaches parents and caregivers exactly what to do in the case of an emergency. Covering everything from bee stings to choking to broken bones, this illustrated guide provides parents with the tools and skills that may help save a child’s life.
Readers will learn the essentials of emergency care, including:
- How to recognize an emergency
- The basics of first aid
- How to perform CPR
- What to do in the event of poisonings
- Crucial tips for caring for a child with special needs