Bunya Mountains residents watch a CPR demonstration … (Photo: BMCAI)
… and have a go themselves (Photo: BMCAI)

May 9, 2022

The Bunya Mountains Community Association Inc (BMCAI) recently hosted a special workshop that just might save a life someday, thanks to a grant from the Ergon Community Fund.

BMCAI contracted the LifeFlight Training Academy to deliver the trauma and medical emergencies workshop at the Bunya Mountains on May 6.

Secretary Carol Weekes said the workshop covered topics such as the initial assessment of a trauma patient, burns, bleeding, snake bites, choking, seizures, strokes and convulsions and CPR.

“The personal on-the-job experiences of LifeFlight Trauma Training program manager Craig Blick provided participants with an understanding of what to do when first on the scene of an accident or emergency, practical and lifesaving response skills plus an understanding of the why and how of each of those strategies,” Carol said.

“The workshop was very well received by the 22 participants and many commented that this was the best ‘first aid’ type course that they had attended and would highly recommend the LifeFlight courses to all.

“Those first minutes matter after an accident or medical emergencies and how we respond could well save the life of that person and / or reduce their hospital and rehabilitation needs.

“The Bunya Mountains community wish to thank the Ergon Community Fund and LifeFlight for the opportunity to have such an excellent program delivered in the Bunya Mountains, where we are at least one hour away from medical services of any kind.”

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LifeFlight will be bringing its free “First Minutes Matter Community Trauma Training” to a number of other locations in the South Burnett next month.

The workshops will be held from 9:30am to 3:00pm at:

  • Kingaroy – Tuesday, June 14, at Kingaroy Town Hall
  • Wondai – Wednesday, June 15, at Wondai Memorial Hall
  • Yarraman – Thursday, June 16, at Yarraman Library

Bookings for the workshops can be made online

LifeFlight paramedic and Trauma Training program manager Craig Blick talks to residents (Photo: BMCAI)

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