INJURIES CALL FOR MACHINE
Defibrillator received for saving lives
CALOUNDRA Bulk Billing Surgery recently rushed to the aid of two women and discovered the need for an accessible defibrillator.
The surgery’s managing director Vivianne Dawalibi said the first incident was a lady who collapsed out front of the practise.
“A doctor on my nursing team rushed to help.
“They did CPR on the street and revived the person until an ambulance arrived,” she said.
The second incident occurred after Ms Dawalibi said a woman about 75-years-old was sitting outside the practise when one of the staff noticed she looked unwell.
“The lady couldn’t walk so a nurse helped her on a wheelchair and took her inside.
“Then the lady stopped breathing. The whole team came together and got her from the wheelchair to the floor to perform CPR. It was strong CPR, and unfortunately her ribs cracked, but that’s when she started breathing again,” said Ms Dawalibi.
The managing director said if the clinic had a defibrillator machine it would be “much easier and without any broken ribs.”
Due to the much needed equipment Priceline Caloundra, Star Discount Chemist Caloundra and Star Discount Chemist Golden Beach have donated a defibrillator to the surgery on Bulcock St.
The machine is designed for children and adults needing emergency resuscitation until transferred to hospital.
“We are proud to support the health of the Caloundra community and hope that this device will assist in saving lives,” said Priceline Caloundra pharmacist manager Eddie Yau.
DONATION: Justin Withers, Eddie Yau, Vivianne Dawalibi, Lien Ly, Jaimee White, and Camilla Plumb have come together for the defibrillator.