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Shedding light on saving lives

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May 04, 2018

First aid training: Ambulance personnel, Dean Shepherd, Susie Aspinall-Loughnane, Bec Hance, Shania Shepherd, Neil McLeod, Rhys Shepherd and Tanya Sullivan.

A team of Murchison and Nagambie Ambulance personnel visited the Nagambie Lakes Men’s Shed last week.

The Men’s Shed members had a chance to learn various first-aid techniques that could benefit them and their families.

One subject covered was how to tell if someone is having a stroke, while another topic was calling an ambulance in an emergency.

The techniques of providing CPR and the use of a defibrillator were also covered.

The Ambulance officers demonstrated the techniques with their first-aid mannequin and the Men’s Shed members were delighted to learn.

Men’s Shed president David Keall thanked the visiting ambulance personnel for their time, expertise and the sharing of their skills to make the men more aware of problems that could happen as one aged.

— Diane Grant

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