First aid handbook
Every year, one of every four people sustains injuries serious enough to require medical attention. Knowing what action to take in the first critical minutes of a medical emergency may mean the difference between life and death or permanent disability. This book stresses the do's and don'ts of treating victims of all ages until professional help arrives.
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