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First aid clues from watching TV

2nd February 2009

A poll carried out to bring attention to First Aid Week has found that viewing medical TV programmes makes people more confident about trying first aid.

The poll of around 2,000 people found that one in five would try to give first aid if necessary, but 77% were not aware of how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Andrew New from St John Ambulance said: "We want to empower everyone to know what to do in an emergency."


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