Mooloolaba Lions Club president Tim Fraser, Nambour Local Ambulance president Gary Langford and Nambour Ambulance Station officer-in-charge Joy Reitz with the mannequin.
Mooloolaba Lions Club president Tim Fraser, Nambour Local Ambulance president Gary Langford and Nambour Ambulance Station officer-in-charge Joy Reitz with the mannequin.

Resusci Anne to the rescue for paramedics' training

RESUSCI Anne has joined the ranks to train Nambour paramedics.

At the Nambour Ambulance Station on August 29, Mooloolaba Lions Club president Tim Fraser presented Resusci Anne - a training mannequin - to Nambour Local Ambulance Committee president Gary Langford.

The mannequin allows paramedics to better simulate an actual incident that requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation (electric counter shocks to restore heart rthymns) and intubation (placement of a flexible plastic tube into the windpipe to maintain an open airway) in a more realistic way than has previously been possible with other mannequins.

Helen Lloyd-Jones and Michael Doss demonstrate the mannequin.
Helen Lloyd-Jones and Michael Doss demonstrate the mannequin. contributed

With practice, the mannequin should enhance the procedural skills of paramedics and provide the requirements normally employed in a real incident to be enacted.

"The Lions Club of Mooloolaba and its members take great pleasure in this donation of the Resusci Anne mannequin to the Nambour LAC and staff of the Nambour Station as a way of showing community appreciation for their care, to us, the public,” Mr Fraser said.

"Funds raised for this donation were provided by the stallholders and patrons of our Fisherman Road Sunday Markets.

"Additionally, this is a community project that goes towards our 100 years celebration of Lions internationally in which we are aiming to complete 100 projects by June 2018.”



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