Reading This Article Could Save Lives
Picture the scene. You are in a crowded street, when, without warning, the man walking in front of you falls to the ground. What is your instinct? Panic and hurry away? Call 999 Or get down beside him, assess his state and give him life saving first aid?
Incident happen like this every day and having the knowledge and skills to provide the help that is needed can make all the difference between life and death. And yet, according to experts at St John Ambulance, up to 140,000 people die each year in situations where first aid could have helped save their lives – that is as many as die from cancer.