We would like to bring to our Patients attention the information that can be gained from Citizen Aid. Citizen Aid is a charity based at Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham. It aims to educate people in how do deal with emergency situations such as terrorist incidents, and instances of mass violent crime. Their “Run, Hide, Tell” instruction is being promoted across the country via social media and the internet. As stated on their website:
“citizenAID™ is a simple, logical system of immediate actions. It is designed to guide the public to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid. This combination of effective organisation and immediate treatment will save lives”.
This initiative is supported by the emergency services and cross-government agencies. They are also involved in educating younger school children with a specially written book.
Visit http://citizenaid.org/ for further information, and to find out more about their pocket guide and mobile app.