First aid statistics

First aid saves lives, but how important is it to learn basic first aid skills? Check out these first aid statistics.

– Up to 150,000 people in the UK die each year in situations where first aid could make a difference [1]

– In the US, poisoning killed nearly 40,000 people in 2009 and is the second most common cause of accidental death [2]

– Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. [3]

– Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in the US, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths every year [4]

– You can learn Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in under 2 minutes by watching this video

– Only 9% of UK parents are confident and willing to perform first aid on their children [5]

Do you know a good first aid statistic? Feel free to leave us a comment!

References:

[1] http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/about-us/latest-news/news-archive/news-stories-from-2010/april/lack-of-first-aid-costs-lives.aspx

[2] http://listosaur.com/miscellaneous/top-5-causes-of-accidental-death-in-the-united-states.html

[3] http://www.stroke.org.uk/news/stroke-facts-and-statistics-your-area

[4] http://www.heartrhythmfoundation.org/facts/scd.asp

[5] http://www.christiantoday.com/article/most.parents.lack.confidence.to.perform.first.aid.on.their.children/24439.htm

 

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1 Response

  1. cpefley says:

    Wow! Those statistics are so sad. I can’t believe that many people die, and could have been helped. More people should get certified in First Aid/CPR so that they feel more confident when dealing with emergency situations.

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