The Wauchope Lions Club has presented an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator to the community in our town.
The machine is now mounted outside the Wauchope Pharmacy in High Street in the CBD, whenever the pharmacy is open. Underneath the AED are instructions on how to operate it, in case of an emergency.
It advises on firstly performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) which is an emergency life-saving procedure that is done when someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped, and is followed by using the defibrillator if the patient does not respond to CPR.
The AED then tells the user how to apply the equipment and revive a patient. The Lions Club say they are hopeful that the AED is never required, but they have provided it in a high traffic area, so that it is readily accessible, should the need ever arise.
"There are a number of other AEDs in premises in Wauchope, but none as easily accessed as this unit," said Lions Club president, Jim Munro.
Wauchope Lions Club is very grateful to the Patricia Dukes Foundation for their substantial financial assistance in purchasing the Automatic Electronic Defibrillator.
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