Safer Care Victoria says:
“Whether it’s holding someone’s hand or providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you can give someone much-needed comfort or even save a life in an emergency.
This fact sheet aims to help you feel safe and confident in approaching someone who needs help. It should also reassure you that if you act honestly, you are legally protected – regardless of the outcome.”
You can read more in their fact sheet published 19 September 2018. I’m pleased to report that I was invited to, and was able to contribute to the development of this important publication.
You can download the fact sheet from Safer Care Victoria at https://bettersafercare.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/providing-first-aid-in-emergencies