Mar 182024

The nurse from Bolton Clarke attracted a keen audience to learn the life saving skills required in resuscitation.

The introduction was a skit by Rowan Atkins (Mr Bean) that was a parody of all the required procedures.

The group then progressed to a serious demonstration of the correct resuscitation techniques using infant and adult dummies. While the kiss of life (blowing into the subject’s lungs) remains part of CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation), it is now believed that compressions are more important to keep blood circulating. A hundred compressions per minute was recommended.

The group progressed through to defibrillation and a demonstration unit gave them a simulation of the high degree of automation in contemporary Automatic Emergency Defibrillators (AEDs). Bolton Clarke is Australia’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider, having evolved from the District Nursing Service of Victoria dating back to 1885.