The Canowindra Bowling Club has been successful in their application for a NSW Office of Sport Community Defibrillator grant. The initiative will see the club fitted out with a fully automatic defibrillator (AED) that can be used on any victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
With a defibrillator at hand, along with very good CPR, the chances of surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest goes from a mere 6% to 8% up to more than 60% or 70%!
As part of the grant, Carpet Hughes from the Defibshop will present to the community on Sudden Cardiac Arrest – what is it, how does it occur, how to recognise it and importantly how to treat it and how to use the defibrillator for an event.
“The presentation is more than a first aid course in regards to Sudden Cardiac Arrest,” said Mr Hughes. Carpet is an Intensive Care Paramedic with well over twenty years of clinical experience responding to such events and having successful outcomes. He will share practical knowledge and experiences to
make sure all attending walk away confident of using the AED and ready to save a life!
The presentation is FREE. It is to be held on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at the Canowindra Bowling Club at 5:30pm. All attendees will be issued a certificate of attendance.