Ac­tion can help save a life

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The Heart Foun­da­tion’s Dr Lyn Davies said a Heart Safe Com­mu­nity was em­pow­ered with the skills and knowl­edge needed to feel con­fi­dent to act if a car­diac ar­rest was wit­nessed.

She said the new pub­lic AED for Tatura was a step in the right di­rec­tion to rolling out many more Heart Safe Com­mu­ni­ties across Vic­to­ria.

‘‘The Heart Foun­da­tion is very proud of the re­la­tion­ships we have with Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria and very grate­ful for the sup­port from Gan­del Phi­lan­thropy which has made this whole ini­tia­tive hap­pen in Tatura,’’ she said.

‘‘We re­ally en­cour­age peo­ple to have a go at con­duct­ing CPR if they find some­one in car­diac ar­rest. If a by­stander steps in and starts do­ing CPR straight away the chance of sur­vival dou­bles . . . it is pos­si­ble to restart a heart.’’

Of­fer­ing knowl­edge: Heart Foun­da­tion’s Dr Lyn Davies, Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria’s Tatura man­ager Ben Jo­hansen and Gan­del Phi­lan­thropy’s Aus­tralian pro­grams grant man­ager Alexan­dra White with the new AED in Tatura.

On the job: (Above and right) Am­bu­lance com­mu­nity of­fi­cers Te­nayah Cranston and Lynette Phillips demon­strate how to cor­rectly pro­vide CPR in Tatura.

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