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Maidenhead Berkshire community first responders

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Maidnehead First Responders work with the Ambulance Service to provide a rapid response to life threatening conditions

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The chain of survival

Dr Richard Cummins from Seattle, USA discovered that if a series of events took place in a set sequence, a heart attack victim has a greater chance of survival. These events are known as "the chain of survival".


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A casualty that has this chain of events occurring soon after a heart attack will have the greatest chance of survival. If any links in the chain are missing, the chances of survival will be decreased.

If you would like to know more about learning CPR, then the British Heart Foundation promotes an initiative called Heartstart UK which provides people with the opportunity to learn the vital skills of Emergency Life Support. Click here to go to its website for further information.

* In Europe, 112 is the established emergency dialling code. In Great Britain, 999 has been the number of choice. 112 also works in Great Britain, but 999 will not work in Europe.

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