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Question 431 March 2006


First Aiders issuing aspirin to cardiac victims versus 'no medicine' policy

We have a policy of not holding or issuing any medicines. However, our First Aid trainer is advising our First Aiders that the issuing of aspirin to a potential cardiac arrest victim increases the chances of survival.

Both policies are based on sound advice but cause us an internal conflict. Do others have a "no medicine" policy and has anyone found a way around this conflict?

 
 

The following 10 companies answered this question and a document was supplied:

  • Anglian Water Services
  • BP Chemicals Ltd
  • CROWN Europe Group Services
  • Dow Corning Ltd
  • E.ON UK plc
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  • Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited
  • National Grid
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Network Rail
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  • "Use of Aspirin for Heart Attacks"

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