Lessons to save a life at Monto

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE statis­tics show that when peo­ple suf­fer ma­jor heart at­tacks, they are most likely to be at home in the pres­ence of fam­ily, ac­cord­ing to Monto ad­vanced care para­medic Lind­say Bau­mann.

This was one of many, many rea­sons you should con­sider do­ing a first aid course, he said.

“It would be lovely if ev­ery per­son (in the North Bur­nett) would do the course.”

Mr Bau­mann said there were many in­ci­dents where hav­ing first aid knowl­edge could lit­er­ally save some­one’s life, two of the most com­mon ones in the area be­ing snake bites and ma­jor bleed­ings.

While you may have an op­er­a­tor on the phone guid­ing you through an emer­gency, Mr Bau­mann said noth­ing could com­pare to hav­ing rel­e­vant, first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence.

With that in mind, Mr Bau­mann en­cour­ages as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to sign up to Monto’s next first aid course, which will be held at the Monto Am­bu­lance Sta­tion on Wed­nes­day, March 20 at 5pm by of­fi­cer in charge Jamie McCracken, who has served more than a decade in the town.

The full course is $143.65 when book­ing on­line at bit.ly/Mon­toQAS, or $65 for the CPR com­po­nent.

You can book also by phon­ing 13 74 68, but this costs 10 per cent more.

PHOTO: ANASTASSIA PERETS

Lind­say Bau­mann.

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