Thanks to the Podilska Hromada Community Foundation project, AZD Saves Lives, Vinnytsia has appeared on the map of available automatic external defibrillators in Ukraine. Six resuscitation devices were located at the railway station, two bus stations - Central and Western, as well as in three "Transparent offices" of the city. In addition, training on home care for more than 200 Vinnytsia residents was conducted.
These results were shared by the project team on November 10 with representatives of the media during the presentation of the map of installed AEDs in the city and tours of relevant locations.
A few words from the participants of the event:
“To date, almost 60 people have received certificates of completion of the home care course, which is 70% of the Transparent Office staff… I can assure you that we are ready to provide home care if necessary, even with the use of AEDs. After all, working with this resuscitation device is not scary. He is smart and, last but not least, has a soundtrack in Ukrainian that explains when and what to do. ” Iryna Kopchuk, Director of the Department of Administrative Services, Vinnytsia City Council
“Information signs and stands with a clear algorithm of actions are placed for quick orientation at the locations where AEDs are installed. Therefore, in case of emergency, the rescuer can use both informational tips and advice of the emergency medical manager. Oleksandr Khomyak, engineer-technologist at Vinnytsia railway station
"Our bus stations were the first to install AZD, I have not heard that such boxes were at bus stations in other regional centers. But in European cities there are, and drivers of international flights tell about it. They took the initiative to install AEDs with a standing ovation, because they understand the importance of this resuscitation device, which can save lives. " - Alla Grigorenko, Deputy Chief of the Central Bus Station
“Almost 35% of our employees have been trained in home care under the project. The most important thing in an emergency is not to get confused and understand how to help a person. ”Roman Doroshuk, Deputy Head of the Public Order Control Department of the Municipal Guard of Vinnytsia.
It will be recalled that the AED Saves Lives project is implemented by the Podilska Hromada Community Foundation together with the Emergency Medical Aid Agency in partnership with the Vinnytsia City Council and the Vinnytsia Regional Center for Emergency Care and Disaster Medicine with the financial support of the Ch.S. Mott in the framework of the Global Challenges Local Solutions, conducted by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland.