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You may think this sounds daft, but unless you are qualified to declare life extinct, your duty as a First Aider / Responder is to provide immediate aid. ................................. Sounds daft, but there are stories (myths) of people working on an obvious corpse because they feared that if they didn't, they could be held accountable for "not trying".
Thread drift alert ( and apologies to Janner, who posted this in another thread nine years ago)

* Lawyer: “Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?”
* Witness: “No.”
* Lawyer: “Did you check for blood pressure?”
* Witness: “No.”
* Lawyer: “Did you check for breathing?”
* Witness: “No.”
* Lawyer: “So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?”
* Witness: “No.”
* Lawyer: “How can you be so sure, Doctor?”
* Witness: “Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.”
* Lawyer: “But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?”
* Witness: “Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.”

Stand down thread drift alert . And sincere apologies to the legal profession.


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True dit....... Police called to an apparent RTC, first Officer at scene is asked if he wants an ambulance, replies no sole occupant is dead, told he was not qualified to certify death, replied OK, can you note on the log that driver tied a rope around a telegraph post, then around his neck, then drove off at speed, head and body are some distance apart, tell the ambulance not to rush.

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