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Description - First Aid for Babies and Children by David Bass

Dealing with accidents and injuries is a fact of life for every parent. Children of all ages have a way of getting into trouble and hurting themselves. Infants and very young children require extra special care until they can understand mum and dad's injunctions about safety. Many children's injuries are treatable at home, while others may require hospitalization or the attention of a physician. And what about signs of illness? When your child wakes in the middle of the night with breathing difficulties, what do you do? Knowing the signs of a serious illness can be a matter of life and death. As a parent you can to familiarize yourself with basic first aid procedures (first-aid-minimum) and learn to understand the symptoms and warning signs of serious illnesses. "First Aid for Babies and Children" will offer a comprehensive guide to coping with accidents, injuries, and a variety of conditions in children up to the age of 10.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845370305
ISBN-10: 1845370309
Format: Hardback
(265mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Bass

David Bass, M.Med (Surg) (UCT), FCS (SA) trained as a general surgeon in Cape Town and in the UK. Special interests in children, emergency medicine and injury prevention led to his appointments in 1987 as senior surgeon and head of the paediatric trauma service at Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town, and Director of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of South Africa in 1992. He was a founder member of the child abuse management service at Red Cross Children's Hospital. Dr Bass obtained his instructor's card in Advanced Trauma Life Support and was the first South African to be certified in the UK as an instructor in Advanced Paediatric Life Support. He has published widely on a variety of medical subjects, including children's injuries and injury prevention. Dr Bass currently works as a full-time medico-legal advisor. He lives in Cape Town. Maurice Kibel is Emeritus Professor of Child Health at the University of Cape Town. He was a consultant paediatrician in Zimbabwe and the USA for many years before setting up the Child Health Unit at the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town, in 1979. He is the author of over 120 publications.