Cardiac arrest can occur with little or no warning in people who were previously healthy, including young people.
Immediate CPR and defibrillation can be key to surviving a cardiac arrest. A smartphone app is mobilising community responders who can help before emergency services arrive.
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Only one-third of ambulance call-outs are to incidents classified as emergencies.
If you're unsure whether you need an ambulance, it's OK to call 000 for advice.
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Overstretched ambulance services are increasingly being called out for non-emergencies.
Guiding emergency services to the scene of an accident can be difficult following trauma or duress.
Whether for police, ambulance or fire fighters, the future of emergency communication is expected to be digital-friendly, flexible and diversified.
The UK's blue light services need to adapt and modernise or they will face their own emergency.
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Along with an increase in demand, NHS ambulance services are seeing a growth in patient safety incidents.
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National registration would set educational and professional standards to better protect patients.
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