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Apr 14, 2022

Our CPR AED project is up and running.

We might have water issues and we might have Eskom issues, to name but a few, but here’s some good news to brighten your day! Coastal Kindness’s CPR AED project is up and running.

A truly amazing total of 57 people have now been trained on CPR AED – thanks to Adrian of Gardmed and Carriage Rock College. And their training doesn’t end there. On the contrary, there will be ongoing training sessions to ensure that doing CPR (and using an AED) becomes an almost automatic response for them – a sort of “muscle memory”. To achieve this, five of those already trained will now be taught to be trainers. Not only will they provide ongoing training for the current volunteers; they will also be able to train new volunteers.

Additionally, Debbie – who heads up the Coastal Kindness Education and Training Team – has compiled a video as further reinforcement of training.

I can almost hear you asking, Why have so many been trained? And why more? Well, it’s not just a matter of availability. You see, effective CPR is strenuous. Exhausting. And must be continued until medical personnel arrive on the scene. So, it’s a bit like a relay race, or a tag team, with another volunteer taking over seamlessly from the one before.

What do you do in such a crisis?

Easy. You call Hi-Tec (who immediately notify Garmed), and an alert will be put on the CPR AED WhatsApp group, giving the exact location and nature of your emergency. Volunteers will be notified and will perform CPR AED, IF REQUIRED, until an ambulance and paramedic arrive on the scene.

Note that Hi-Tec has a direct line to Gardmed and that, as a Hi-Tec client, there is no charge for Gardmed’s service. (Should you not be a client, there is a Gardmed charge.)

Simple, clear notices will soon be posted but meanwhile, if you haven’t already, save these numbers to your phone:

Hi-Tec 046 648 1032
Gardmed 082 759 2134

We hope you never need us, but if you do, we will be there for you!

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