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Mob CPR pilot for community outreach
DIXFIELD- Med-Care Ambulance employees presented a two-week community awareness curriculum to students in Ms. Carr’s seventh and eighth grade health classes at Dirigo Middle School in Dixfield before the end of the school year. The initiative was spearheaded through the efforts of Ms. Carr, as she recognized the need for students to be able to recognize the type of crisis occurring, and more importantly, how to safely respond to aid in the care of the victim.
Med-Care employees took part in honor of National SCA/AED Awareness Month, and stressed the following areas;
What is community response
What/who is a first responder along with rules and responsibilities
Good Samaritan Law
Review all top injury that this age group could encounter
Calling of E911 and what to expect for questions
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in service to include role playing
Hands only CPR
This was our pilot program for both our own training and community service, but for the schools, as well. We’re looking forward to more schools, groups and others to consider taking this course.
The reality is that we are a very rural community and we need to rely on one another to assist Med-Care in a medical emergency to strengthen our chances of survival.
For more information on how you can become involved with this program or learn more about first responding aids, contact Laurieann Milligan at Med-Care Ambulance at 364-8748.