London’s Air Ambulance Charity, StreetDoctors and citizenAID have provided advice and support to create the videos in partnership, alongside a group of senior doctors and emergency trauma specialists including Prof David Lockey, Sir Keith Porter, Dr Phil Ward and Dr David McAroe.
The videos are narrated by Ukrainian TV presenter and activist Timur Miroshnychenko. They have been translated into Ukrainian and Russian. An English version has been narrated by the British TV presenter and historian Dan Snow.
The videos, produced by film and production company Objekt, were filmed at London’s Air Ambulance helipad base, and show doctors and paramedics demonstrating techniques to instantly treat injuries of the kind that will be found on the streets of Ukraine.
Demonstrating lifesaving first aid skills
The series of videos demonstrate simple lifesaving first aid skills that will allow civilians in Ukraine to potentially save the life of their fellow citizens.
Using simple techniques and readily available materials, the videos will show what to do if someone is bleeding from a gunshot or sharp object such as shrapnel, what to do if someone has lost a limb, has sustained a burn, eye injury. There are also videos on how to stop serious bleeding by creating a tourniquet and how to put someone in the recovery position if they are unconscious.
It is hoped that by knowing what to do, citizens will be empowered to provide key pre-hospital care and reduce the number of casualties.