Sim­ple train­ing that saves lives

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

When

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.

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