Letters Increasing acid attacks

Empowering lay bystanders to respond to medical emergencies

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4243 (Published 14 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4243
  1. Emily Oliver, senior education research manager
  1. British Red Cross, London EC2Y 9AL, UK
  1. eoliver{at}redcross.org.uk

Grundlingh et al’s reference to the critical role of bystanders after an acid attack brings into sharp focus the need for fast and effective action from the first person on the scene at a medical emergency.1 Like many effective first aid interventions, the actions described are based on evidence and focused on outcomes …

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