TCB Lions Philip Davey (President) and Rachel Fender (right) present a cheque to CCLAC President, Lillian Clark with one of the manikins, QAS Cooloola Coast OIC Wilbur Fahey Image supplied
The Qld Ambulance Service in conjunction with many of the State’s Local Ambulance Committees (LACs) have embraced a state wide Cardiopulmonary Awareness initiative, to make the communities that they serve aware of recognising a person in cardiac arrest, and the improved outcomes of early interventional CPR.
The CPR awareness program is aimed at providing community groups training in the delivering of effective CPR to patients in cardiac arrest.
Funding is through a gold coin donation to the LAC and participants will be taught the basic principles of providing CPR until the first available ambulance arrives.
The Cooloola Coast LAC has recently acquired 10 manikins from the proceeds of the Tin Can Bay Lions Christmas raffle. The generosity of the Lions Club is a vital part of this initiative and will greatly assist the development of this program through the Local Ambulance Network.
The program does not offer a certificate in CPR, and the QAS encourages people to attain accredited First Aid and CPR qualifications through the Registered Training Organisations within the community including the QAS.
The Ambulance Committee will again be holding the annual Flower Show this year on Saturday, October 3 at the Tin Can Bay Community Hall. All proceeds go towards supporting the local ambulance service; so start preparing your plants and flowers for this worthwhile event.
Information and entry forms will be available a little closer to the show date.