As a qualified nurse, mother and first aid trainer with over 30 years health and teaching experience; Emma Hammett truly appreciates the vital importance of first aid.
Emma is an acknowledged expert on first aid and accident prevention and frequently appears in the press in print and online publications and as a spokesperson on TV. You will see Emma’s regular expert columns in various publications including Baby London, The British Journal of School Nursing, and the Journal of Family Health.
Emma established First Aid for Life in 2007 and it has grown steadily to become a multi award-winning practical and online first aid training business equipping thousands of carers, parents, teenagers, sports/health professionals and members of the public with the skills and confidence to help in a medical emergency.
Emma’s pivotal moment came when treating a little boy in the burns unit who was so badly scalded he needed skin grafts. Had his mother known basic first aid, he probably wouldn’t even have needed to be admitted to hospital. Emma says “first aid treatment is so simple, and knowing what to do could have saved that little boy so much pain and scarring“.
As a mother and member of a huge, close family, Emma continually uses her first aid knowledge: “I am forever grateful that I have the skill to quickly judge how seriously hurt or ill someone is and know the best way to help. This has enabled me to calmly administer first aid to my family at home and saved countless unnecessary trips to hospital“. Now Emma wants to share that skill through her books and speaking engagements so that more families can calmly treat or if needed save the lives of their loved ones.
Emma’s second book is being heralded as the ultimate guide to the treatment and prevention of childhood accidents, helping you identify potential risks and do your best to keep children safe from birth right through to adulthood.
Packed full of real life experiences, anecdotes and sound advice, this book is designed to give you the skills and confidence to let your children develop and flourish, experiencing inevitable minor bumps and bruises, whilst preventing more serious mishaps. This book is a must-have for parents, teachers, child minders and anyone looking after children of any age.
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Children have an unnerving knack of taking their parents and carers by surprise. Emma’s book places safety in the context of child development, empowering parents to anticipate risk and avoid serious accidents in childhood. She shows how prompt first aid can help minimise the impact of an accident, sharing her practical knowledge and skills.Katrina Phillips
Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls is a pleasure to read and written using Emma’s decades of experience in nursing and first aid. Parents, carers and anyone working with children and young people will appreciate the way that Emma has focused on child development accidents and injuries, as well as outlining the norms of developmental expectations for different age groups.
This unique and informative book is a must.Laura Henry
Being a parent is scary and we have a natural tendency to over-protect our children. Rather than wrapping the children in cotton wool, arm yourself with Emma’s great book, take sensible precautions and then let your children enjoy their childhood. Being armed with the knowledge and skills to deal with accidents is much more practical than trying to foresee and prevent every mishap.Dr. Amanda Gummer
Children are curious and it’s only natural that they will have minor accidents as they explore. ‘Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls’ is a super informative, but easy to read book, for families, parents, grandparents, childminders and carers, to help everyone become aware of potential risks. It teaches the skills needed to help in an emergency without overwhelming the reader, and of course, that could ultimately save lives. This great book empowers and gives confidence to everyone who reads it.
I highly recommend that you go out and grab yourself a copy and keep it handySue Atkins
Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls has also been nominated for the 2017 Janey Loves Platinum Awards! We would love it if you could vote for it here!
Emma’s First Book: First Aid for Dogs
This invaluable guide to first aid for dogs explains step-by-step how to help your pet or any other dog should an accident happen.
You will not find a more comprehensive guide to caring for your pet in an emergency. This bright and informative guide includes allergic reactions, bites and stings, bleeding, broken bones, burns, choking, CPR, drowning, head injuries, hypothermia, heat stroke, improvised muzzles, poisoning, recovery position, seizures, spinal injuries, road traffic accidents, and so much more.
Thank you for your book; First Aid for Dogs. Clearly the work you are doing at First Aid for Pets is hugely worthwhile.Fitzpartick Referrals - "Supervet" Team
There’s more to come…
Emma is about to publish her third book on Roadside First Aid in conjunction with the emergency services and roadside prevention agencies. “WHY? quote” Emma
Emma’s fourth book is already underway covering accident prevention, health and first aid for the elderly, their family and carers.
If you have experience in this field or anecdotes you would like to share I would love to hear from you on firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma is an acknowledged expert on first aid and accident prevention and frequently appears in the press and as a spokesperson on TV and radio. Some of her recent and upcoming engagements include:
- Guest speaker at Children’s Activity Provider’s Networking Event – May 2017
- BBC Victoria Derbyshire: NHS Debate – invited to discuss the state of the NHS WATCH a 2 minute extract
- The Creative Life Show by Joanna Pieters LISTEN: what to do when someone steals your work
- Wandsworth Radio: Work Day with Emma Gordon (AKA @MrsStylistLDN) LISTEN to a 4 minute extract
- Plus SKY News, Channel 5, The Islam Channel, Rational Health Service on radio, and more on our In the Press page