Paula Richardson from Surrey

Paula Richardson, 2010sSouth East‘I believe that the training St John Ambulance provides is excellent, and when we need to use it in an emergency it ‘kicks’ in immediately.

I experienced this when I was faced with an emergency on a train when a man collapsed. I placed him onto the floor when I couldn’t find a response and realised he was not breathing. One of the passengers phoned for an ambulance and I commenced CPR.

I decided that he probably had enough air inside his lungs when I heard agonal gasps so I concentrated on giving chest compressions. I was pleased to see the ambulance team at the platform. We were all delighted when there were signs of a noticeable pulse and he made a good recovery.’

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