London cab drivers will be trained in medical emergencies

Taxi hailing app mytaxi has developed a course to train 17,500 of its drivers in CPR, how to use a defibrillator and how to deal with choking, strokes and severe bleeding.

Black cab drivers in London are to be trained to respond to medical emergencies and terror attacks.Taxi hailing app mytaxi has developed a course to boost the 'health, safety and people skills' of its 17,500 drivers in the capital.The Knowledge+ programme, which takes its name from the navigation exam sat by all London taxi drivers, includes life-saving techniques such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator.Participants will also be taught how to deal with emerg...