Men learn first aid tips

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Tari Jef­fers

BRIDGETOWN’S Grumpy Old Men’s Shed mem­bers had hands-on first aid when a para­medic taught them some safety tips.

The event was organised by Bridgetown St John Am­bu­lance and saw South West com­mu­nity para­medic Wendy Black­man teach the mem­bers about car­diac ar­rest and CPR.

The men were shown the cor­rect method of CPR and the use of a de­fib­ril­la­tor.

“If you sus­pect any­one is hav­ing a heart at­tack or ex­pe­ri­enc­ing ch­est pains, ring 000 and ask for an am­bu­lance,” Ms Black­man said.

She also told the Men’s Shed mem­bers that if the per­son was con­scious and breath­ing, sit them up and give them no more than 300mg of as­pirin and re­as­sure them help was on the way.

“If the per­son ap­pears un­con­scious and not breath­ing, com­mence CPR and con­tinue un­til the am­bu­lance ar­rives,” Ms Black­man said.

Call Bridgetown St John Am­bu­lance on 9761 1049 to know more about CPR or a first aid course.

South West com­mu­nity para­medic Wendy Black­man teaches Bridgetown Men's Shed mem­bers about CPR.

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