Hello Scott & Melanie
Our daughter & son have both recently completed First Aid Courses at your facility in Varsity Lakes and thought you would appreciate this good news story, along with “congratulations on providing a great job”….
Our daughter, Grace is studying nursing at Griffith University and works part-time at a pharmacy on the Gold Coast. Several weeks ago a man had a heart attack in her pharmacy, she immediately took control of the emergency, dragging him into a position away from obstacles and then commenced CPR whilst calling for her colleagues to get a defibrillator from a nearby medical centre. The medical centre refused to give it to the staff member, so another staff member returned & simply took it off their wall & ran with it. The paramedic that first arrived, one-up on the scene was surprised that Grace had such a control of the situation and asked her to continue whilst he intubated him. When further support paramedics arrived, Grace printed off the man’s medical history & gave it to them to take with them to the hospital. He had a heart condition – with surgical scars obvious when Grace ripped open his shirt. She had just come off a 2 week hospital placement at Robina Hospital, so she was in a comfortable place dealing with the person as a patient. Today, Grace received a message from the man’s family to say that after a long stay in hospital and a huge fight for life, he has recovered and has been sent home. With such a low success rate in these circumstances, we couldn’t be more proud & happy that our Grace saved this man’s life as a result of her First Aid Training.
Congratulations again on the training provided to Grace, which supported her ability to perform First Aid to this man, who would definitely not have survived if it had not been conducted immediately and as proficiently as it was.