CPR and Cycling; being prepared for the unpredictable.
Cycling is more popular than ever. With over two million people in the UK cycling at least once a week, it’s important that every precaution is made to ensure as many cyclists are protected as possible.
Forty percent of cyclists would not be confident in helping another cyclist in the event of an emergency. This is an alarming figure, as that makes roughly a million regular cyclists unable to be of assistance in the event of an emergency.
Unfortunately, a professional is not always able to be present in the event of incident to deliver first aid. If someone is helpless and has to wait twenty minutes before receiving first aid, it puts them in considerably more danger.
Obviously, cycling is not the only sport which this danger exists within. Every sport could benefit from better first aid training. However, cycling is such a popular activity and cyclists are often on busy roads surrounded by vehicles moving at considerable speed, better first aid could greatly benefit the sport.
In only thirty-two percent of emergencies does a bystander initiate CPR nationally, showing that the country as a whole is lacking confidence in first aid.
UWE Bristol is involving more than one hundred and twenty students in the Heart Starters program that will begin in Bristol and spread across the West Country over the next year. The Heart Starters program teaches young adults essential first aid skills, so they can be prepared in the event of an accident.
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