Urdaneta City University concluded a comprehensive “Basic Life Support - CPR and Standard First-Aid Training with AED” program from September 18 to 21, 2023, in a bid to empower employees with essential life-saving skills.
The four-day training aimed to educate participants about critical emergency responses, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to handle life-threatening situations effectively.
The training commenced with an engaging session that delved into the history and remarkable global contributions of the Philippine Red Cross.
Participants gained insights into the organization’s significant humanitarian efforts worldwide. Following this, the session turned its focus to essential topics such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED).
The second day expanded on first aid techniques for various injuries and emergencies. Participants received practical demonstrations on different types of bandaging for a wide range of wounds. The third day provided a thorough lecture and practical demonstration on the use of splints to immobilize injured limbs.
Moreover, the day marked a significant milestone as participants underwent practical examination for CPR with AED. The hands-on experience ensured that the participants were proficient in executing these critical life-saving procedures.
The last day of the training provided the participants a theoretical examination to assess their understanding of the concepts learned. Afterwhich, a first-aid simulation was conducted, evaluated by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) with the EMS-Urdaneta. Participants were divided into teams, which included responders, first-aiders, and logistics personnel.
Upon successful completion of the simulation, and the passing of the examination, the participants were officially recognized as full-fledged Basic Life Support providers, ready to make a difference in their communities.