Simple training that saves lives
Jane Gulson suffered a stroke and needed help at the roadside she beckoned to three strangers.
The men – who she believed were working for the city council – rushed over, helped her and called an ambulance having recognised her symptoms.
It’s another example of how some basic First Aid training has paid off to the extent of saving a life.
Recently Queensgate security guards Ben Munton and Sam Holliday won a Pride in Peterborough award for their actions when they saved the life of a shopper who collapsed with a heart attack.
The pair used a defibrillator to restart the man’s heart before an ambulance arrived and the patient later made a full recovery.
In Jane’s case the stroke she suffered may have proved much more serious and possibly fatal had the workmen not reacted so quickly.
It seems that some medical training is worth the investment for companies and individuals.
First Aid and defibrillator training in particular can prove invaluable in a situation where time is of the essence.
In an increasing number of cases ordinary citizens are achieving extraordinary things and saving lives.