Vol­un­teers trained to deal with emer­gen­cies

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

EIGHT vol­un­teers have been trained to re­spond to life-threat­en­ing emer­gen­cies.

Marc Lis­ter, a para­medic and com­mu­nity li­ai­son and train­ing of­fi­cer for South Cen­tral Am­bu­lance Ser­vice NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, led the vol­un­teers through a two-day course at Wex­ham am­bu­lance sta­tion in Slough to train them as com­mu­nity first re­spon­ders.

They will an­swer lifethreat­en­ing emer­gen­cies in­clud­ing car­diac ar­rests, heart at­tacks, strokes, seizures, di­a­betic emer­gen­cies, chil­dren’s ill­nesses and in­juries and many other con­di­tions.

Equipped with a med­i­cal rucksack con­tain­ing oxy­gen, as­pirin, air­way man­age­ment de­vices and ban­dages, along with an Au­to­mated Ex­ter­nal De­fib­ril­la­tor, they will vol­un­teer for at least 20 hours a month.

Visit www.southcen­tral am­bu­lance.nhs.uk, call 0800 587 0207 or email cfr@scas.nhs.uk.

Con­trib­uted

TRAINED: Roberta from Amer­sham, Michael from Wooburn Green, Nicky from Cookham, Har­ri­son from Cookham, Stephen from Rad­nage, James from Cookham, Dale from Den­ham and John from Princes Ris­bor­ough

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