Pocket First Aid (50% pre-order discount)

€49,95 €24,95

This pocket is a pre-order, delivery expected in September 2024. Order now with a 50% pre-order discount. 4 pockets left at this price! ⏰

Your pocket-sized companion for emergencies! Designed for healthcare professionals, it offers easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations for over 50 medical emergencies, from cuts and burns to CPR and respiratory issues. Perfect for use at home, work, or on the go.

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Product details

- Language: English

- ISBN: 9789083374048

- Print length: 239 pages

- Edition: first (2024)

- Dimensions: 170 mm x 120 mm, the pocket fits in your white coat!

- Delivery expected: September 2024

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"This paperback is particularly suitable for all medical care professionals. As the Dutch Red Cross, we wholeheartedly support this initiative."

Cees P.P. van Romburgh, MA, The Netherlands Red Cross

Manage acute situations

The chapters in the pocket are organised following the cABCDE structure, focusing on symptoms rather than specific diagnoses.

Emergency conditions are also explained for specific populations, including children, pregnant women, and the elderly.

Find step-by-step instructions

Breathing and circulation problems

Basic life support

Wound care


Minor injuries like burns, bites, and nosebleeds.

Take a look inside

Filled with useful tips and tools for providing first aid. From life-saving actions to bandage techniques and treating insect bites. In short, an essential pocket guide for everyone!

"A compact reference book for first aiders and an effective pocket for healthcare professionals."

Freek J.H.A. van Hout, MD, Deventer Hospital, Deventer

"A nice collection of practical knowledge, good to have for any level of knowledge in acute care."

David N. Baden, MD, Diakonessenhuis, Nieuwegein

Find the answer to these questions:

What should you do if you're stung by a stonefish?

How do you remove a splinter?

What if a diver has gone too deep?

Collaboration with The Red Cross

Editor Lina Al-Hassany is working on the pocket alongside a top team of authors, illustrators, and editors. The Netherlands Red Cross made a significant contribution during the content review of the pocket, along with Emergency Department specialists, general practitioners, the Royal Dutch First Aid, and the Dutch Resuscitation Council.

Special thanks go to Cees van Romburgh. With over 15 years of experience as an expert in first aid guidelines, Cees made a tremendous contribution to the creation of the pocket guide on behalf of The Netherlands Red Cross.

Quality guaranteed by medical specialists

Compendium Medicine team Nathasja van Leeuwen

Nathasja van Leeuwen

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MD at St. Joseph Hospital, Kagondo, Bukoba

Mohammed Saadulla

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MD, Resident Family Medicine at Radboudumc, Nijmegen

Demi van Bijlevelt

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MD, Resident Emergency Medicine at St Jansdal Hospital

Chantall Striper

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Paramedic, registered Nurse

Marieke van der Valk

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Royal Dutch Association for First Aid

Meike van Kranenburg

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Master's student in Medicine

Enow Awah

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Hitesh Suthar

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Bianca Wijnands

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Royal Dutch Association for First Aid

Maria José Pérez Lopez

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Don Benito-Villanueva Hospital

Constantin-Ricardo Neaga

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Frequently asked questions

Is your question not listed here? You can reach out to us via chat in the bottom right corner or by email: contact@compendiummedicine.com.

  • The pocket's production was guided by the collective effort of students, doctors, and a team of over 10 specialists.

  • - Introduction to First Aid
    - Life-saving techniques
    - Dressing and bandages
    - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    - cABCDE approach
    - Preferred procedures
    - Airway
    - Breathing
    - Circulation
    - Disability
    - Exposure/Environment
    - Minor injuries
    - Facial injuries
    - Specific target populations: children, elderly, aggressive, and/or confused victims, travelers & pregnant women
    - Mental First Aid
    - Pain medication
    - First Aid kit
    - Reference ranges

  • The quality is ensured by a team of medical specialists who supervised and revised the text written by medical students. 

  • With more than 50 medical emergencies covered, it's tailored to meet the demands of healthcare workers responding to emergencies, whether at home, work, or out and about.

  • This compact clinical handbook is made for everyone in healthcare and contains easy-to-follow instructions with clear illustrations to train your basic First Aid needs.

  • We ship to almost every country in the world. If you're unable to complete your order, simply send us an email. We will be more than happy to assist you and arrange shipping to your location. You will receive the discount that applies at the time you email us.

  • The pocket is based on the latest international guidelines, including NHS and relevant medical committees and societies.

  • Currently, we're offering our pockets as paperback only. While we may explore digital options in the future, it's not on our roadmap at the moment.

  • Click here to view the preview directly.


A diverse team of students and doctors share the passion to bring healthcare together and make medicine clear and accessible worldwide!

Founder Romee Snijders, MD, in white coat

Romée Snijders

MD, PhD candidate, Founder Compendium Medicine

Founder Veerle Smit, MD, in white coat

Veerle Smit

MD, Founder Compendium Medicine

Lina Al-Hassany

MD, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

Maud Vesseur

MD, Zuyderland Hospital

Renée Bohnsack

MD, Gelre Hospital

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