Book Review | Baby MEDBASICS
Author: Luke Hermann, M.D. and Tara Summers Hermann, R.N., B.S.N.
I love this book and I think it is a must have for any parent. It is written so simply and clearly that it’s easy to understand even if you don’t have a deep understanding of medicine. It’s quick to read through, so it would be easy to read every couple of months to brush up on the basics and keep it fresh in your mind.
It is divided up into ten sections, each with labeled dividers for quick referencing. There are sections on allergies, bites and stings, bleeding, burns, choking, CPR, falls, fever, poison, and rash. In an emergency you’re not going to think clearly, but I love that there is tool that can be used to help walk you through the life saving process.
The charts are easy to follow and leave out any guess work. When it walks you through CPR, it gives specific details including how deep you should press when giving chest compressions. It would be almost impossible to screw it up if you have the book on hand in an emergency.
It’s smaller than I thought it would be, just a little bigger than a 4×6 photo, so it fits in my diaper bag without taking up much space. There are so many things a parent should have on hand at all times, and this book is definitely one of them.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*