January 22, 2021

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Half of the population does not dare to help due to a lack of first aid knowledge

Half of the population does not dare to help due to a lack of first aid knowledge


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More than half of the Dutch do not dare to help someone else in an accident for fear of doing the wrong thing. This is what the Red Cross says, which carried out an investigation.

The Red Cross therefore calls for first aid training in education. A corresponding proposal will be discussed in the House of Commons in January.

According to the study, people without first aid skills in particular help less. For example, only 35 percent of people without a first aid diploma would use a defibrillator (AED). This is more than eight in ten people with a first aid diploma.

“The lack of first aid skills is literally life threatening. We must and can break this. By introducing first aid training at school, everyone gets it, ”said Marieke van Schaik, Director General of the Red Cross. “If more people knew what to do, there would be more help.”