Live it save it

There can be nothing more gratifying than saving a life. NSW Ambulance Service has a community course that can help you help others.

The “LIFE…Live It Save It” program is a successful community education program that has been running in New South Wales for three years and was developed by the Ambulance Service of NSW to educate over 55 retirees on recognising and dealing effectively with medical emergencies.

The program is free to all community clubs in New South Wales who cater to retirees, only takes one hour to complete and there are no exams or tests. It is a self-learning program designed to be facilitated by community members in a group environment.

The program’s key objectives are:

– Early recognition of signs and symptoms of medical emergencies

– Calling ‘000’ immediately for an ambulance

– Following ambulance calltaker instructions

Also included in the “LIFE ….Live It Save It!” program is a short practical component and discussion time.

Since its rollout in 2007, over 5,000 community members have participated in the program with enthusiastic feedback received. An independent evaluation was conducted in late 2008 with findings revealing that almost all (96%) said that they knew what to do in a medical emergency.

To get your community group involved and receive a free kit simply email your name, community group’s name, postal address and estimated number of participants to {encode=”[email protected]” title=”[email protected]”} or phone 9320 7795.

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