Women ‘less likely than men to receive CPR in public’

Research suggests that women are less likely to receive CPR from strangers in public places. Campaigner, Kelly Wooller, points out that this is due to the “embarrassment, fear and doubt” about touching or exposing a woman’s chest while providing assistance. She advocates for more CPR training using mannequins with breasts to address this issue and improve the likelihood of women receiving CPR when needed. Kelly’s campaign emphasizes the protection provided by the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015, which safeguards individuals who assist others in distress. It’s an important issue that raises awareness about gender disparities in emergency medical responses and the need for inclusive training practices.