First Aid Training for Kechara’s Sunday Dharma School

8 December 2015 - 11:02pm Comments Off

In conjunction with Kechara’s Sunday Dharma School W.O.A.H. Children’s Camp, a complimentary basic First Aid training course was provided by Mr. Arif Soon and a team of EMS!

The training covered topics on chain of survival, what is first aid, scene survey initial assessment, victim assessment, sequence, bleeding control, shock control, choking, fractures, heart attack, basic first aid for wounds, dressing and bandages, amputation, checking for spinal injuries, stroke, bites and stings.

Mr. Arif kicked off the session by introducing the DRSABC initial assessment action plan which should be done within 3 minutes.

  • D = Danger – Ensure the area is safe for yourself, others and the patient.
  • R = Response – Check for response. Shout and Tap on the person’s shoulder.  No response – send for help.  Response – make comfortable, check for injuries and monitor response.
  • S = Send for help – Call 999 for an ambulance or ask somebody to call.
  • A = Airway – Place in the recovery position, clear airway with fingers and open airway by tilting head with chin lift.
  • B = Breathing – Check for breathing. Look, listen and feel.  Abnormal breathing – start CPR.  Normal breathing – place in recovery position, monitor breathing, manage injuries, treat shock.
  • C = CPR – Start CPR (30 chest compressions: 2 breaths). Continue CPR until help arrives or patient recovers.
  • D = Defibrillation – Apply defibrillation if available and follow voice prompts.

The teachers benefited a lot from this training and equipped each person with the skills to care for the group of 30 children who will be joining the camp on 19 and 20 December at Kechara Forest Retreat.

Mr. Arif agreed to train the Sunday Dharma class teachers voluntarily because he is well aware that Kechara (especially Kechara Soup Kitchen) is involved in a lot of humanitarian work. Himself being involved in humanitarian work as well, Mr. Arif knows the importance of sharing his knowledge as it will benefit more people in the future. Thank you!

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