Defibrillator available at IGA

CPR INSTRUCT: Mark’s IGA staff members Anna Stephens and Chrissy Blunt learn how to carry out CPR on “Annie the dummy” during a defibrillator instruction session, watched by instructor Michael Jackson.

SAVING lives is the aim of the latest installation of a defibrillator – this time at the IGA store in High Street.

Under the organisation of Defib Your Club For Life (DYCFL) a new defibrillator has been placed at the front of the store and will be available for emergencies during store hours 8am to 8pm.

DYCFL instructor Michael Jackson said the scheme had been partly funded by Bendigo Bank’s $5 million donation for Victorian clubs.

IGA staff members along with representatives from High Street traders attended a short instructional course last week which outlined how the defibrillator machine works, how to keep a patient alive until paramedics arrived and when and why it is used.

Mr Jackson said lives can be saved if people are quick thinking.

“Anyone can have a heart attack at any time whether they are at home or shopping in the store or on the street,” he said.

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