Saving Lives While On Vacation Abroad

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Chani Vaknin, is a resident of Rechovot and runs a makolet in the city. This morning, while Chani was on vacation in Vienna, Austria, she came across a woman who was injured in an accident while riding an electric scooter. The woman was in serious condition. 

Chani Vaknin with the ambulance in Austria

Chani spoke about the incident. “While on a family vacation in Vienna, I saw a woman riding an electric scooter when she was involved in an accident. She fell to the ground right in front of my eyes. She had not been wearing a helmet and suffered a serious head injury. I treated her at the scene and provided emergency first aid care while calling for an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, I assisted them in continuing to treat the woman until she was transported to the hospital.” 
Chani added: “Part of being a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah means helping those in need wherever and whenever they need it and that is exactly what I did. I’m happy that I was there and knew what to do in order to help this woman, and I strongly encourage anyone riding a scooter or bicycle, electric or otherwise, to wear a helmet at all times. Helmets save lives and can prevent serious head trauma.”
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