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Yachting Monthly - - BOOK CLUB -

Dou­glas Justins and Colin Berry, Ad­lard Coles

The sev­enth edi­tion of this handy ref­er­ence guide has much to com­mend it, not least its stiff, wa­ter­proof pages en­abling im­me­di­ate use on deck. It’s easy to nav­i­gate and to com­pre­hend, even when the first aider might be feel­ing stressed. There’s a use­ful de­ci­sion-mak­ing flow chart and the DON’TS are as clear as the DOS; if chest com­pres­sions are needed, ‘DON’T Panic / Be shy / Stop’. It’s en­dorsed by the RORC and this may ex­plain some of its omis­sions. There are many more health is­sues (pre­ma­ture labour, for in­stance), which can be­come emer­gen­cies when cruis­ing. I think I’d want to sup­ple­ment this guide with some­thing more com­pre­hen­sive avail­able for con­sul­ta­tion in the cabin.

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