Monday, 27 February 2012 00:00
The Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School (DPLMHS) held its First Aid Training-Workshop last February 20-24, 2012 at Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School Gymnasium, with the objectives to equip students with knowledge and to make them ready in coping with unforeseen accidents, in cooperation with the Red Cross, Zamboanga City Chapter.
Specifically, the key aims of first aid are to Preserve life, to prevent further harm , and to promote recovery. The ultimate goal to every first aid action is to preserve life as quick using practical guide and to facilitate open airway to the patients.
First Aid is essential the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to attend a sick or injured person until medical treatment is given. But self-limiting illnesses or minor injuries may not require further medical care , instead first aid intervention was done. Life-saving techniques can be trained to perform sequentially with minimal equipment. So airway, breathing, and circulation (ABC) or breathing, bleeding, and bones(3B’s) of first aid focus on critical life-saving intervention to less serious injuries.
The speakers were Gabriel O. Sison, RN, EMT, Nyfer John D. Una, RN, EMT and Michael Andrews P. Soriano, RN, EMT from red cross, zamboanga city chapter. They discussed on the topics history of the red cross, introduction of first aid, guideline in giving emergency care, soft tissue injuries, bandage application, and emergency rescue and transport.
The seminar-workshop was organized by Edgar A. Austero and MAPEH Teachers in collaboration with Jonathan G. Silao, MAPEH Department Head under the strong leadership of Maria Pilar N. Gregorio, Ed.D., Secondary School Principal of DPLMHS.
Knowledge and Skill about first aid is unquestionably a necessity. All people should acquire first aid skills simply because accidents and adverse occurrences happen without any warnings. It is always better to save lives when there is a real and immediate need to do so.
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