I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now (Edition 1 – Direct and Indirect Pressure)

The Collective

Sometimes the really basic stuff needs better coverage. This series will probably start popping up a bit because sometimes it’s good to get people to share the stuff they wish someone said at the start. Here’s Greg Brown with simple techniques that could make all the difference that we should definitely do well. 

Here are two sayings you hear all the time:

  • “Simple measures are lifesaving”;
  • “I thought it was common knowledge”.

More and more we are discovering that only one of these sayings is true. Yes, some of the simplest clinical interventions are the highest yield, but there is nothing common about knowledge. Why is it then we don’t often talk about or pass on these lifesaving skills and knowledge? A lot of the time we all put it down to “if I know then everyone knows”.

So it is about time that we all started talking about these…

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