KUPU SB students attend first aid workshop

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TWO hundred students from Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) attended a first aid and basic life support workshop yesterday conducted by lecturers from the PAP Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

The students were briefed on the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, the recovery position and management of choking by Rozita Hj Tamin and Asnah Hj Yusof@Yusop, who are lecturers at the PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences.

The aim of the course is to spread awareness among the youth on the importance of knowing first aid and to teach them first aid and basic life support techniques first hand.

Rozita said the objectives of the workshop are to define the roles of a first aider, the responsibilities of a first aider, common emergencies and injuries and knowing what to do, also known as the first aider action plan.

Rozita said it’s important to provide immediate assistance/treatment to someone who is injured or has suddenly taken ill before medical help is available.

“The aims of giving first aid are to preserve life, prevent further injury, promote recovery and protect the unconscious,” she said.

The responsibilities of a first aider include doing your best in the situation, she said.

When coming across such an emergency situation, it’s important to assess the situation quickly and safely.

“It’s important to summon for help. If there’s a group of people, one person must take charge of the situation. When faced with such a situation, it’s important to control one’s emotions and feelings,” she added.

The roles of a first aider are also to protect any casualties and others at the scene from possible danger as well as to identify to the best of their ability any injuries or the nature of the illness affecting the casualty.

The Brunei Times