First aid course well received | PHOTOS

Penong residents took the opportunity to get involved with a first aid session run by the Community Paramedic Program in the Ceduna region earlier this month.

On Thursday, January 4, community paramedics Troy Howard and David Jaensch visited the Port Sinclair Camping Ground just outside of Penong and ran a first aid course.

The CPR 30 course forms part of the South Australian Ambulance Service H.E.A.R.T program which aims to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates.

The course was attended by a group of local residents who were camping at Point Sinclair and it gave a great insight into giving compressions and how vital the first four minutes in a cardiac arrest situation are to keeping somebody alive.

Nicole Warmington was part of the group and said it was a very informative session.

“Thanks very much to Troy and Dave for coming and running the session for the members of the Penong community,” she said.

“It was greatly appreciated.”