In a recent study only 1 in 5 people have ever done a first aid training course or the basic life saving skills.

Ignoring if someone needed help could be the difference between life and death. St. John’s Ambulance say up to 140,000 people die ‘each’ year in situations where first aid could have helped save their lives.

So make one of your New Year Resolutions to learn basic life saving skills. For more details on First Aid Training Courses, in your area from St. John’s Ambulance go to their website

They also have a FREE iphone and Android First Aid app which has clear advice for everything from minor ailments to CPR.