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British Red Cross say teach Children

13. Sep 2010

Children should learn first aid skills to help friends who become dangerously drunk, the British Red Cross has said. The Red Cross wants to promote a broad range of first aid skills, but says the affects of alcohol are a key concern.

A member from the British Red Cross, said: "We need to ensure that every young person, irrespective of whether they have been drinking, has the ability and confidence to cope in a crisis."

Children can learn skills including the recovery position, to avoid someone choking on their own vomit, and resuscitation techniques. As well as learning about alcohol-related problems, the campaign aims to help teach children how to help people with asthma attacks, head injuries, choking and epileptic seizures.