Last Thursday, Manager of St John's Ambulance in Maryborough, Graham Farey, provided members and guests with an important and engaging update on the latest guidelines for saving lives. His first piece of advice was that any emergency assistance is better than none - many untrained people have saved lives. But, it is better to have some knowledge such as the latest version of the acronym for responding to an emergency situation: D.R.S. A.B.C.D. (Danger/ Response/ Send for help/ Airway/ Breathing/ CPR- Mainly Compressions/ Defibrillation). The key difference is that we need to get onto chest compressions as soon as possible if the victim is unresponsive, and if at all possible, use a defibrilator - safely! See the chart by clicking "Read more...".
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