By Pete Fisher, Today’s Northumberland, October 7, 2019
The Medicine Wheel Natural Healing manager Krista Mattson, Owner Rob Stevenson and Northumberland First Response Medical Training owner Ken Jansen with medical equipment including AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) along with Nalaxone kit for anyone suffering from an overdose along with a epi-pen for people having an allergic reaction.
The staff at The Medicine Wheel Natural Healing on County Road 45 in Alderville spent the day training on cardio-pulminary resuscitation along with the AED and other medical items in case they are needed.
Over 30 staff members were trained by Northumberland First Response Medical Training owner Ken Jansen on Monday, October 7, 2019. The business bought two of each of the items. One set will be placed in the store in case of emergency, while the other set will be placed at the security office by then entrance on County Road 45.
Stevenson said it’s important for the community to know there is a set available 24-hours a day for anyone in the community who needs the AED, Naloxone or epi-pen.
Jansen said in an emergency the first thing to do is to call 9-1-1 but if there is someone available to attend the business or guard house depending on the time of day it could help make the difference.
As a trained firefighter and paramedic of 22-years, Jansen said, “unfortunately we get a great deal of cadiac and overdose calls and I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea when we see business owners going above and beyond to help protect their communities.”
“The AED’s, Naloxone kits, epi-pen’s and the CPR training will certainly be a valued addition to the area.”