In an ideal world, everyone would have first aid training. But according to St John Ambulance, the British first aid charity, up to 150,000 people die needlessly in Britain every year; from the 29,000 killed by heart attacks to the 2,500 victims of asphyxiation. That’s why the charity has launched a campaign to remind us how to cope in common situations.
Do you believe that If an arm or leg is bleeding heavily, you should tie a tight tourniquet above the injury?
That is just one of the 10 widespread misconceptions about first aid that often stop us from doing the right thing to help save a life.
(READ the 10 myths in the Guardian)
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