What would you do in an emergency?

Most of us don't feel we could save a life in an emergency.

That is according to a new study from first aid charity St John Ambulance.

It found two-thirds (58%) wouldn’t feel confident trying to save a life. A quarter (24%) would do nothing and wait for an ambulance to arrive or hope that a passer-by knows first aid and around a third (39%) would try and do first aid even though they are not sure what to do.

St John ambulance Gloucestershire Jim Jones is from the Gloucestershire St John Ambulance HQ in Staverton, he told Heart more about the report:

Listen to Jim Jones

Tewkesbury mum Georgina Gray resuscitated her daughter Ruby Butler after she suddenly stopped breathing at home in August 2009.

Georgina had only just attended a one-day course and put her training to good use:

Tewkesbury mumListen to Georgina

The charity is trying to get more people to take part in first aid training, they have also come up with a free pocket-sized guide featuring first aid skills that can help in these life-threatening situations.

For more info call St John Ambulance on 08700 10 49 50

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