Nurses with Finger on the Pulse Teach UK Communities to Become Lifesavers

March 12, 2014

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Professional work funds Pulse Medic Services

[http://www.pulsemedicservices.co.uk ]‘ community action

A team of nurses is turning communities across the UK into lifesavers – and a lot

In the last 12 months, Pulse Medic Services [http://www.pulsemedicservices.co.uk ] has
trained around 600 professionals and thousands of ordinary people to deliver the vital
skills that can mean the difference between life and death. Concentrating on techniques
such as CPR [http://www.pulsemedicservices.co.uk/our-courses/cpr-aed-training ], which can
double someone’s chances of survival if they suffer a heart attack, and dealing with
choking and serious bleeding, the programs are providing people with the emergency skills
they need to save a life.

Pulse Medic team leader Martin Anderson said: “Unfortunately, up to 150,000 people die
every year in situations where First Aid
[http://www.pulsemedicservices.co.uk/training/level-2-award-emergency-first-aid-work-qcf ]
could have given them the chance to live.

“We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to learn the skills – and
just as importantly, gain the confidence – to help in an emergency.”

The London-based group is more than a First Aid training
[http://www.pulsemedicservices.co.uk/emergency-first-aid-at-work-course ] and consultancy
company. Its remit is to train everyone in key skills as well as First Aid in the
workplace and the community. Its work includes research and development with two
universities and teaching resuscitation techniques to staff at NHS hospitals around the

“Our trainers are also instructors in nationally recognised resuscitation training
programs and are trained in advanced life support,” said Martin.

“We’re unique in that all our trainers are qualified medical staff who all work to the
latest clinical practices, so the information we’re passing on is at the cutting edge of
current thinking.”

Pulse Medic is now working to provide free emergency lifesaving training to people in
London through the British Heart Foundation [https://www.bhf.org.uk ]‘s accredited
Heartstart program. Nationally, Heartstart has trained more than 2.6 million people in
communities and schools around the country to know what to do if someone suffers a heart
attack or has been seriously hurt.

Funded via its professional work, Pulse Medic trainers are delivering free sessions in
and around the capital’s King George’s Hospital for people as young as 10. The two-hour
courses are practical and interactive, so those who attend come away with the confidence
to assess an unconscious person and provide them with potentially lifesaving help.

Martin said: “Time really is of the essence in many medical emergencies and the more
people who know what to do means that more people will survive until the professional
emergency services arrive.

“Our professional work means that we are able to deliver this free community training,
which is at the heart of what we do.”

        Courtney Harris

SOURCE The Pulse Medic Project

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