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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Doctors from London’s Air Ambulance are training young offenders to provide first aid at the scene of a stabbing.
The team has paired up with the Liverpool Project, a scheme which trains young people to treat victims of violent crime.
The project is led by medical students and recently qualified doctors. Project founder Dr Nick Rhead said: “Young people in general, and particularly those who are known to the criminal justice system are witnessing more and more penetrating trauma.
“We therefore train these young people to deliver immediate care as they are all too often present at the scene of a violent attack. They are therefore able to act positively to help save a friend’s life in the moments that matter providing a healthier victim for services such as London’s Air Ambulance.”
Professor David Lockey, from the London Air Ambulance, said he was “delighted” to collaborate with the project.