Blackbutt becomes CPR aware

29 Jun 2016 11:55 AM | Anonymous

Blackbutt becomes CPR aware

Monday 20th June 2016 was an eye opener in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for over 30 people from the Blackbutt community. As a community centered health project David Hollis, a 3rd year medical student, completing an 8-week rotation at Blackbutt Medical Centre liaised with the Queensland Ambulance Service to organize a CPR awareness event held at the Blackbutt Golf Club. Use of the club house was free of charge and provided the club members and other community members an opportunity to engage in the CPR awareness program and become more familiar with the newly installed Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). The CPR awareness event was also free to attend and was a highly profitable learning experience for all involved.

The morning began with a delicious morning tea provided by the club catering staff. During the presentation those in attendance were engaged and asked many ‘what if’ type questions which were answered during the workshop leaving everyone feeling more confident in their ability to respond to an emergency situation. One attendee said “Before today I wouldn’t have tried CPR on my husband but now I feel comfortable to give it a go!”. Several training manikins provided a safe and friendly opportunity to practice basic CPR technique. Finally, the morning wrapped up with a demonstration of the club’s defibrillator (AED). This put everyone at ease about using the device in an emergency.

Organizers encouraged all local groups and organisations to take advantage of these free CPR awareness courses. If you would like to organize your own free CPR session, please contact the Yarraman Ambulance Station on 07 4163 8210 or your local ambulance station to enquire about the CPR awareness program.

This event was a huge success and yours will be too.

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