Volunteer Save Blind Man at Home

Posted by cocreator on November 06, 2009
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Community first responder Katie Mclvor was about to go off-call on her first shift when her pager bleeped.

On reading the brief message, the 23-year-old realised the patient was minutes away and instantly responded.

Katie, who had just passed her assessments with the North West Ambulance Service to become a CFR, arrived with life-saving equipment to Stanley’s home, which he shares with his wife of 28 years, Amy.

As Katie was assessing Stanley, he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Katie, who works for Girlguiding UK at Waddow Hall, said: “I was at home with my feet up watching television and was about to go off-call for the evening when a message came through at 10-58 p.m. I jumped to my feet when I realised it was a couple of streets down from my house. My adrenalin kicked in.

“When I arrived at Stanley’s home, I instantly recognised he was blind. I could tell he was extremely uncomfortable and did my best to reassure him and keep him calm. I attached a pulse oximeter to his finger to measure his pulse and oxygen saturation, which confirmed his pulse was racing.

“I continued to talk to Stanley, but in an instant, the pulse oximeter showed his pulse drop to zero. Stanley started to choke and it was clear he was suffering a cardiac arrest.”

Katie went on to shock Stanley using her defibrillator and proceeded with CPR as the ambulance crew arrived.

She worked with the crew who shocked him a second time until they managed to get his pulse back and paramedics then took him to Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Stanley said: “I don’t remember too much from the evening, but I do know I would not be here if it wasn’t for Katie and the fact there is a CFR scheme operating in Clitheroe. I am so grateful to Katie and I am so proud of her.

Stanley and Katie have since had a reunion and were both delighted to be able to meet each other again.

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Potential New Locations for FACTs

Posted by cocreator on September 19, 2008
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These are the current locations of volunteers where when new volunteers come forward, in either the same apartment blocks or surrounding blocks, we will be able to form more First Aid Corps Teams ( FACTs ).
Blk 63 Marine Drive
Blk 76 Marine Drive
Blk 63 Telok Blangah Heights
Blk 68 Toa Payoh Lorong 5
Blk 642 Bedok Reservoir Road
Blk 646 Jalan Tenaga
Blk 162 Simei Road
Blk 163 Simei Road
Blk 227 Serangoon Ave 4
Blk 230 Serangoon Ave 4
Blk 624 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
Blk 625 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Blk 664D Jurong West St 64
Blk 412 Saujana Road
Blk 441 Fajar Road
Blk 350B Canberra Road
Blk 352B Canberra Road
Blk 266 Yishun St 22
Blk 273 Yishun St 22
Those who are interested to volunteer, pls leave a comment or email to cocreate@firstaidcorps.org.

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