At IMS we acknowledge that skills used in emergency situations must be thoroughly acquired and regularly repeated, the most important skill to comprehend is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of a defibrillator.
Todays training gave us all better know how of how to approach and react to finding an injured person, with unconsciousness or epilepsy, perform basic first aid & cardiopulmonary resuscitation - How to use a defibrillator.
The course included simulated practical situations to demonstrate to how to work as a team when there are more than one person finding the injured and also using an Anna doll to practice CPR, which builds confidence and trust in each other.
This training session is a team building that can save lives.
Familiarise yourself with where first aid equipment and defibrillators are located and what first aid equipment and medicines are necessary for different activities, such as travelling abroad, fieldwork, research or administration work
What we learned today and what we want to share with you all is:
If someone is found unconscious and not breathing normally, call emergency services and start CPR straight away.
When you call for an ambulance, communications systems now exist that can give basic life-saving instructions, including advice about CPR.
Use the 30-2 method of 30 compressions and 2 rescue breaths until emergency help arrives.