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Spark Medical launch 'Simple Skills Save Lives' campaign

Around 2,500 people die each year from a blocked airway, but if someone had known the recovery position, lives could have been saved.
 
Yesterday we launched our brand new campaign! Simple Skills Save Lives. The aim of the campaign is to teach as many people a simple skill that could save a life!  Sadly only 1 in 10 people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Like a lot of other medical emergencies, the potential for saving a life is dependent upon time; the faster help can be obtained the better the chance of survival. 
 
That’s why Spark Medical have pledged to teach as many people a Simple Skill that could Save a Life. We would provide awareness in basic life support including treatment of an Unconscious Casualty, Someone who has stopped breathing and Major Bleeding.
 
The Facts
1 in 8 cardiac arrest victims die as a result of poor CPR training levels
150,000 people a year could be dying unnecessarily due to a lack of First Aid
9 in 10 teenagers have been confronted with some kind of medical emergency, 4 out of 5 of them say that they would feel safer if they had some basic first aid knowledge to apply to the situation and its circumstances
A Body has 10 pints of blood, if you lose 2 it will cause the body to go into shock, if you lose 5 to 6 it may cause death
2 in 3 people could not save a life
 
The Reality
Beth Chesney-Evans, whose son Guy Evans died aged 17 after his motorcycle crashed near his home in Didcot, Oxfordshire. She said: “Guy didn’t die because of a terrible head
injury or massive internal bleeding. “He had no injuries at all but died because his heart apparently stopped and he couldn’t breathe – and those are conditions that first aid is designed to deal with until the ambulance arrives.
 
We had a team at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone to teach them awareness in basic life support including treatment of an Unconscious Casualty, Someone who has stopped breathing and Major Bleeding.
 
To find out more email Sparks Medical at contact@sparkmedical.co.uk or call 0151 808 0770

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