This lady is blonde, has a perfect figure, is very quiet and her name is Annie. District Inspector for the local Ambulance Service, Daniel Kearney brought Annie along to a recent Rotary meeting to assist in demonstrating what we should do in the case of an emergency. Before you get too excited, Annie is a $12,000.00 hi-tech computerised mannequin.
(min cost $8)
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First up Daniel gave us a great insight what to do if someone nearby is choking. Firstly, tell the person to put their head down and cough really hard. If the obstruction is still there, its time to call 000 and apply about five strong blows to the persons top of back. If the obstruction is still there, try chest thrusts like you would do CPR compressions. It may be necessary to now apply CPR if the person isn’t conscious.
STROKE. Now this is important. The word FAST is now used to determine if a person is having a stroke. F is for face. Make sure the persons face looks normal. Do they have droop or maybe their smile is crooked. A is for arms. Can their lift their arm together and follow your requests. S is for speech. Make sure the person is not slurring their words. T is for time. What time did symptoms start?
If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 000 immediately. If it is a stroke we have only a short period of time (hours) to try and fix a lot of these symptoms. Daniel then covered very basic CPR. We all should know about this…it can save a life!
This was an excellent and timely presentation from Daniel and Annie was most obliging. It is typical of the quality of speakers we seem to get week after week at Mudgee Rotary.
Over the past few weeks we have had some great after dinner speakers, name John Bentley President of the Mudgee Garden Club, Bernie Aqulina, TAFE Literacy teacher who spoke about pearl diving, then last week Hans Stuab captivated us with a selection of his underwater photography shots. So interesting to see just what is under the water, shells, fish, sponges, sharks, coral etc….all in vivid colour and clarity
We meet every Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Golf Club. Its pretty informal…we enjoy a meal and always have an interesting speaker. Being a Rotarian is a great way to give back. For more information call 0428 446 236.
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