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Vollie News Thursday 13th July 2017 Page 9 Last weeks Lets be Frank, about Cyclone Tracy, got some feedback from Peter Poole: The wording I have received regarding the MAP decision to change Infant Pulse Rates is as follows. Revision to infant pulse rates On receipt of comprehensive material from the National Training Program, the Medical Advisory Panel and Expert Panel have agreed that the current range for the infant pulse rates is too low. The proposed revision is reasonable, and conforms to various state and territory information. The infant pulse rate has been revised to 100160 bpm, from infant (01 year) pulse rate of 70120 bpm. Background Jo submitted a number of examples of supporting evidence and also consulted with Sarah Hunstead RN (BNURS) MN from CPR Kids. The concern raised was that the current SJAA infant pulse minimum value was too low (as referenced in SJAA training resources and courses; endorsed by MAP Sept 2016), and that the range should be amended. The supporting documents provided included: CPP Paediatric Queensland Ambulance 2017 infant range (bpm) = 100 -160 bpm; One year old = 90 150 bpm Ambulance Victoria -> Range for the infant = 105 170 bpm Paediatrics for medical students -> Range for the infant = 100 190 bpm Standard Observation charts NSW Mandy Paradise MStJ Peer Support Project Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. Interesting to note Frank does not make any reference to damage to his house! From memory, he built it himself and interestingly it survived Cyclone Tracy with a few small pieces of roofing lost. The classic picture of devastation of Parer Drive taken from the water tank has it in the bottom left hand corner. To reinforce the image, most pictures usually only show the damaged part of Franks house, not the rest of the house intact. Frank trained us for the First Aid Competitions and we used to practice at his house in Yeadon Circuit under the water tank. When Frank bought his block of land in 1970 it was on the outer edge of civilization. A carpenter by trade, he started to build the house in 1971. https://www.cprkids.com.au/

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