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Audio downloads

Welcome to our audio first aid centre where we have created several small MP3 files which can be downloaded on to your iPod or any other MP3 player. So, wherever your iPod goes the advice will go with you!

These files came about because one of our paramedics, Steve Rutland from Hove realised that if somebody were to collapse in front of him he would know exactly what to do to even though he was carrying no equipment. He then thought that he might be able to help other people to be more effective in an emergency if they could have ready access to good advice at any time.

And so Stuart's idea for making audio files packed with good advice and available to download free of charge was born. He had no idea how popular his idea would be. Within weeks of the launch we logged thousands of downloads and received feedback from all over the world. There has been a steady take-up ever since.

A few points to bear in mind:

  • These audio files are not meant to be a substitute for a first aid course. If you can spare the time take a course with our own Training Services, St John Ambulance or British Red Cross
  • Once you have the files on your player listen to them from time to time. This will bring two benefits: you will be more likely to find them quickly in an emergency if you have been accessing them regularly, and you will keep yourself refreshed on what to do in an emergency
  • The files are copyright but please feel free to distribute them, in the original format, to as many people as possible.

To save them on your computer, right-click on any of the links below and then click 'Save Target As..." Click on any of the links below to play the audio files:

These files have been prepared by South East Coast Ambulance Service and comply with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines. The above audio files are copyright South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust, 2006. We encourage users to distribute them but they must not be used for commercial purposes or sold in any format.

South East Coast Ambulance Service gratefully acknowledges Heart FM's assistance in producing these files.

All the advice provided is up to date and complies with Resuscitation Council guidelines.

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