October 11, 2023
Volunteers from four Local Ambulance Committees enjoyed a brush up in first aid and CPR training at a mini-workshop in Kingaroy on Wednesday.
Members from the Kingaroy, Murgon, Proston and Nanango LACs gathered in the training room at the Kingaroy QAS station.
The workshop was led by QAS Operations Supervisor For Community Education and Engagement Michelle Molyneux, who travelled across from Toowoomba for the session.
Michelle shared a simple message ahead of “Restart A Heart Day” (October 16): Call, Push, Shock, ie:
1. Call Triple 0 (000)
2. Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest
3. Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if available. Turn it on and listen to the instructions.
Time counts in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
According to paramedics, for every minute that passes without intervention, the chance of survival decreases by 10 per cent.
UPDATE: The Kingaroy LAC will be hosting a CPR / AED training session outside Peries SupaIGA in Avoca Street, Kingaroy, next Monday (October 16) from 1:00pm for “Restart A Heart Day”.