First aid in the news
Following on from this week's high
profile first aid stories, St John Ambulance has commented on the
importance of first aid for all.
Prince Harry saves opponent on polo pitch
According to reports, His Royal
Highness came to the aid of US businessman Bash Kazi, who
had been knocked unresponsive during a charity match in Campinas,
Brazil, last month.
Prince Harry put Mr Kazi into the
recovery position after the incident. His first aid
knowledge could well have saved his opponent's life, as putting
someone unresponsive in the recovery position ensures their airway
is kept open so they can breathe.
The Saturday’s star Una discusses the moment her newborn child
Una Healy, member of girl group The
Saturdays, spoke of her fear when newborn, Aofie
Belle, began to choke in hospital.
Thankfully, doctors were on hand to care
for the baby girl; but St John Ambulance believes it is
important for every parent to learn first aid
should the unthinkable happen.
Read more from Clive James, Training and
Development Manager at St John Ambulance on his Huffington Post