Monday, April 12, 2010
First aid 'could save thousands' - St John Ambulance (UK)
"A wider knowledge of simple first aid techniques could save thousands of lives each year, the St John Ambulance charity has said. It is focusing a new campaign on five health emergencies which account for 150,000 deaths each year in England and Wales. These include heart attacks, choking and severe bleeding. The charity is offering a free pocket guide which it feels will boost the survival chances of many more patients. It believes that if confident first aiders were present on more occasions, many lives would be saved"