FIRST AID TRAINING
Every day, there's a possibility for an injury, illness, or sudden health emergency to occur in the places where we live, work, learn and play. While many of these situations require not more than a band-aid, some of these may be life-threatening. But, how many of us know what to do if someone suddenly falls sick or injured? First aid is an emergency treatment that is administered to an injured/sick person before any professional medical care. It is vital for everyone to have knowledge on First Aid, because effective first aid administered can reduce the consequences of many injuries. With this objective, a First Aid Training was organized at Queen Mira International School in association with St. John Ambulance Organization on 30th of November, 2013. This session has educated the young minds on First Aid knowledge and strongly instilled in them the key aims of first aid
- Preserve life
- Prevent from worsening
- Promote recovery
Mr. Siluvaimani, the Secretary of St. John Ambulance Organization and Mr. Jawaharlal, the Lecturer of St. John Ambulance Organization explicated the Graders 7 and 8 and the staff members on basic principles, such as knowing to use an adhesive bandage or applying direct pressure on a bleed, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), treatment for unconsciousness, fractures, epilepsy snake bites, dog bites, drowning and burns. Following this a practical training on Airway Breathing Circulation (ABC), External Chest Compression (ECC), CPR and making splints was given in which all the children enthusiastically volunteered for demonstration.