At sea you can't ring for an ambulance: you may be hours or even days away from help. Meanwhile, this book may save someone's life. No boat should be without it. First Aid Afloat is aimed at the novice First-Aider, and is intended to be used at the time of the accident or illness. So each topic is designed to be read at a glance: the language is kept short and simple, and photo sequences show exactly what to do. As long as you can read, you can help. Once you have made the victim comfortable, the book explains how you can call for assistance and hold the situation until the professionals arrive. There is also a section on survival, in case the unthinkable happens. For all who go afloat: canoeists, dinghy sailors, yachtsmen, fishermen. Immediate care, Treatment for illness or accident, Survival communication and rescue. 96 pages. Paperback.