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UK NEWS: VIDEO – GANGS GIVEN FIRST AID TIPS TO KEEP STAB VICTIMS ALIVE

February 8, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ambulance

Via The Metro

Teen gang members are being given medical training so they can step in to save the victims of street stabbings.

They will learn first aid from volunteer doctors and medical students who say teaching them to stem blood loss could save lives.

Gang members who witness violence are often prepared to help casualties but end up panicking and running off as they don’t know what to do, the StreetDoctors group claims.

As they are ‘all too often’ present during stabbings, training them is providing a ‘reservoir of healthcare providers,’ founder Dr Nick Rhead said.

‘They are able to act positively to help save a friend,’ he said.

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WATCH Street Doctors representative explain mission to save lives on ITV News.

[Thanks Kenvin]

‘Gang members who witness violence are often prepared to help casualties but end up panicking and running off as they don’t know what to do, the StreetDoctors group claims.’

Really? I thought they panicked and then ran off like cockroaches because they feared being dragged in by the police and questioned about the incident.

Anyway it will be interesting to see if any of the wasters actually bother turning up to the classes.

Your thoughts please?

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  1. February 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm | #1

    Not sure about this. I mean of course it is always good to save a life. but the focus should always be on the root of the problem (the various reason why people join gangs) to prevent boys joining gangs in the first place. Like you say whenever anything goes down the cowards scatter, it is the members of the public who try and help and call ambulances etc.

  2. wow
    February 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm | #2

    It’s a sticky one. And not for me but for the gang members. The whole point of being in those gangs is being ready to die for your crew. Isn’t a do or die thing? Why would they suddenly have a change of heart and become humanitarians? But hey, you never know what can change a person. You might go in there for a life saving course and end up being changed into doing and being better and recognising respect for human life. It might snap one or two out of that gang mentality. It might be therapy, and for that reaso only, I would give it a thumbs up. Hopefully they turn up. You never know how a small certificate at the end of the small course could give them a sense of achievement and hopefully send them on to do better. *fingers crossed*

  3. Terra
    February 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm | #3

    “Really? I thought they panicked and then ran off like cockroaches because they feared being dragged in by the police and questioned about the incident.”

    OMG I cant breath LMAO!

  4. February 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm | #4

    @Pheva

    I agree this doesn’t tackle the issue of gangs at all.

    Exactly shocked members of the public have to deal with the fall out the best they can before the paramedics arrive on the scene, while the vermin scatter.

  5. February 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm | #5

    @Wow

    You never know how a small certificate at the end of the small course could give them a sense of achievement and hopefully send them on to do better. *fingers crossed*

    Let’s hope so.

  6. Melissa
    February 9, 2013 at 11:14 am | #6

    So they will spend money training criminals to save their friends lives (so they can live to carry on committing crime) but the innocent kids who get caught up in this crap get no training and get to sit there and watch their friends die. Makes sense.

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