Since this blog was written (December 2014), we have been contacted by John Hawthorne who advises us of two other articles on the subject which we might find it useful to read. John wrote the second one.
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What to do in the following situations until professional help arrives:
- Cardiac Arrest
- Heart Attack
- Severe Bleeding
It is not only the elderly but any of the above situations can happen to anyone of any age. HeartStart 2 hour course is run every other Wednesday evening from 7.00 – 9.00 at Farnham St Johns Ambulance Station (next door to Waitrose), parking is free after 7.00 and the course is a donation.
The contact is Keith Aston .. More info here.
Roger and myself found the course excellent – just hope we never have to use our new skills