New de­vice to help save lives

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Adam Poulsen

The Lee­man/Green Head St John Am­bu­lance Sub Cen­tre has pur­chased state-of-the-art train­ing equip­ment with the help of a com­mu­nity-funded grant.

The $2000 grant, which was do­nated by the Lee­man/Green Head Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre, was put to­wards the cost of an ad­vanced re­sus­ci­ta­tion train­ing manikin worth $3800.

Lee­man/Green Head Sub Cen­tre vice-chair­man Ge­off Ang­win said the manikin was a use­ful piece of equip­ment that pro­vided the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in re­sus­ci­ta­tion train­ing. “It cov­ers that whole scope of re­sus­ci­ta­tion,” he said. “The main thing it’ll be used for is train­ing St John vol­un­teer am­bu­lance of­fi­cers but we’re also look­ing at go­ing out into the com­mu­nity and do­ing some CPR train­ing.”

Mr Ang­win said the manikin would make it pos­si­ble to pro­vide the Lee­man and Green Head com­mu­ni­ties with vi­tal train­ing on how to use an au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tor.

The fund­ing was raised through the Lee­man/Green Head Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre’s Trash 2 Trea­sure Com­mu­nity Grant Scheme.

Mr Ang­win said Trash 2 Trea­sure was a com­mu­nity re­cy­cling ven­ture in which do­nated house­hold items were sold in a com­mu­nity shed be­hind the Lee­man Road­house. At the end of each year the pro­ceeds are granted to el­i­gi­ble not-for-profit com­mu­nity groups.

Mr Ang­win said any­one in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing with the Lee­man/Green Head Sub Cen­tre should call re­cruit­ment of­fi­cer Peter Skip­pings on 0427 924 506.

Picture: Naomi Ship­way

St John Lee­man/Green Head chair­man John Read and vice-chair­man Ge­off Ang­win present a cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre co-or­di­na­tor Gaynor Lind­say. The sub cen­tre pre­sented the cer­tifi­cate to the Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre last Thurs­day to thank them for their gen­eros­ity.

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