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First Aid Training Session conducted
- 25 August, 2015
- Posted by: Imtiaz Hussain Sial
- Category: Events
Bhitai Dental & Medical College organized a training session on First-Aid for their upcoming doctors and senior/junior faculty members. This event was conducted on 24th August 2015 at the college campus in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Sindh Province. First Aid training is mandatory for everyone as irrespective of the fact that disaster is natural or manmade, none can really predict when and where it can take place and we may become victims even at home. Nowadays our life has become so busy and technologically fast that chance of daily accidents has increased many folds. Our lives are always at risk. It has been said “better to meet danger than wait for it” and therefore, the skillful techniques to deal with such emergencies must be learned by every individual. Organizing such an event was an effort to try to teach the students and faculty of BDMC to overcome these accidental situations of daily life.
Two sessions were conducted simultaneously in two lecture halls by two senior trainers from PRCS namely Mr. Saqib Ahmed and Mr. Immad Ali. The students of first and second year BDS were made to sit in one lecture hall whereas third and final year BDS students were sitting in other lecture hall. HOD’s, senior and junior faculty members were distributed in both the halls.
The sessions included lectures and practical demonstrations on adult, child and infant mannequins and on volunteers. The trainers gave ample time to the participants to practice the learned techniques as well. The sessions included an overall introduction to Pakistan Red Crescent Society and their services in Pakistan. The importance and relevance of First Aid, Contents of a First Aid Box and important topics like CPR, Maintenance of ABC, Burns, Bleeding, Fractures and Head Injuries.
On this occasion, Dr. Atif Mahmood, Vice Principal, BDMC mentioned that as the population of the country continues to the buildup and the use of mechanical and electrical appliances in everyday life continues to rise at home and at work place; more and more people are at risk of injuries. Accidents may occur any time anywhere with anyone. What do you do or what you don’t do in that interval can make a difference between life and death. Training on first aid should be done in every school, colleges, universities, work place and in societies and localities to teach everyone about these life saving techniques.