This first-aid book has been authorized by St John’s Ambulance, the St Andrew’s Ambulance Association and the British Red Cross and offers an up-to-date guide to treating casualties of all ages in any emergency. The chapters have been reorganized by injury type and severity and are colour-coded for swift and easy access to information. The contents give due emphasis to really serious problems such as head injury, without neglecting common, but still worrying ailments like nosebleed or prickly heat. The two new sections include a 16-page quick-reference chapter which spells out emergency life-saving procedures and there is advice for first-aiders which gives real facts about the risks of cross-infection. The book complies with the latest 1992 guidelines laid down by the European Resuscitation Council.