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HEALTHWATCH NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE HELPS LOCAL PEOPLE LEARN LIFE SAVING SKILLS

31/10/2014

Don Buxton demonstrates CPRHealthwatch North Lincolnshire hosted a First Aid Awareness course with Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).  Volunteers, partners, members of the public and community groups attended the event to learn lifesaving skills in common emergencies such as a heart attack and stroke.  The talk covered CPR, choking, cuts and grazes. 

Don Buxton Commercial Training Instructor at Yorkshire Ambulance Service who delivered the training explains:

 “Effective bystander intervention, particularly CPR in a cardiac arrest situation, can make a significant impact in successful patient outcomes.”

 Farzana Khanum, Delivery Manager at Healthwatch North Lincolnshire commented:

“Healthwatch North Lincolnshire is delighted to host this event with Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  We’ve had a great turnout from members of our local community and hope they now feel confident in first aid and have the skills needed to help in a medical emergency.”

All attendees were presented with a certificate after the event. Comments from people attending the event:

 “Well delivered, covers a lot of basic first aid in a light hearted manner.” - Rachel Allen.

 “Very well delivered and covers all the basics of first aid, well worth attending.” Alan Rayment.  

 “This has been a great experience.  I have gained a vast amount of knowledge, which I am able to apply in serious cases.” – Zayna Riaz.

 

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