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Many people across the country have prepared themselves to know what to do when someone collapses with a heart attack. But being able to act effectively after serious injury from bomb blast, gunshot and stabbing requires different knowledge and skills.

Quick actions in these situations, particularly to stop bleeding, will save lives.

The citizenAID Pocket Guide is a clear and simple series of immediate actions. YOU can be the person to provide information to the emergency services, to help organise others at the scene and to give life-saving care while waiting for the professionals to arrive.

Be prepared. Learn the system. YOU can save lives.

     Simply download The free, no adds citizenAID App from either Google Play, Apple App or the Windows store.

The citizenAID App will reduce the anxiety from difficult decision making in an unfamiliar situation. Follow the logical steps to do the right things in the right order. Stay safe and help us… to help you… to save lives.

The citizenAID app is free to the UK public and is designed initially for use in the UK. Access is left open internationally for the wider public good, but recognising there is detail that relates only  to    the UK (such as emergency service phone number).

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 citizenAID launches new public information video

 citizenAID has recently launched a new public information video to show how ordinary people can take extraordinary actions to save lives in the immediate aftermath of an explosion.

Set in a busy transport hub, the video begins with an explosion and follows a member of staff and his colleague who use the citizenAID app to assess the area for further danger, communicate   effectively with the emergency services and deliver life-saving first aid to the injured members of the public around them.

The video shows the principle of ‘triage’, which ensures you treat the most seriously injured first. It also recognises that you cannot save everyone and must recognise that some may be dead.

The video is a ‘textbook’ example of the citizenAID principles in practice, taking into account the complexity and danger of the aftermath of an explosion as well as the time-critical nature of the injuries that would have been sustained.

Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, co-author of citizenAID said: “This video will help to spread the citizenAID message to the public that they are empowered to save lives. It demonstrates how logical  principles can be applied in the immediate aftermath of an explosion. It is a compelling and realistic short story to support how citizenAID can guide you in the most difficult of circumstances. We are incredibly grateful for the sponsorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh who have made the development of this film possible.”

**WARNING: This video contains upsetting scenes which are unsuitable for young audiences. This film has graphic images of simulated injuries that might be upsetting**

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