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The Student Advising Unit at the Joint First Year Deanship Holds a Course Entitled: “First Aid and Safety Practices”

News of Male Students in Al-Abdiyyah Branch , Announcement ,
Added on - 2021/10/02  |  اخر تعديل - 2021/10/02

Out of the keenness of the Dean of the Joint First Year Deanship, Dr. Wahib bin Dakhilullah Al-Harbi, to develop the academic and professional performance of the students of the deanship and to urge them to achieve more accomplishments and excellence, the Student Advising and Support Unit, under the supervision of the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs (male section) at Al-Abdiyyah, Dr. Ahmad bin Fawzi Arbain, held a lecture entitled: "First Aid and Safety Practices”. The lecture was delivered by His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Osama Nour, Assistant Professor at the UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics, on Monday, 20 Safar 1443 A.H.

The lecture, which was attended by a number of the students of the Joint First Year Deanship, had several main objectives, most importantly:

  1. Introduction to first aid and its importance.
  2. Safety practices and personal protection equipment.
  3. Health assessment of the injured.
  4. Identifying priorities of primary care for the injured person.
  5. Training on hand washing.
  6. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation of an (adult, child, and infant).
  7. The first aid kit.
  8. How to call for help.
  9. How to deal with some emergency cases, such as difficulties in breathing, suffocation, burns, shock, heart attack, stroke, fainting, convulsions, bleeding, fractures, wounds, sunstroke, heat stress, drowning, poisoning, head injuries, neck and spine injuries, bites, stings, high and low blood sugar, road accidents, and household accidents.

The trainer enriched the training workshop with real examples and explained how to deal with them using first aid. He referred to the importance of the personal safety of the paramedic, how he must deal with the injured, and the necessity of him keeping a distance from the injured person. In addition, he explained the practical steps to aid a person by contacting with him without moving him until he makes sure that the injured person's spine is sound, his head is raised in a horizontal manner, and his airway is not blocked and he can breathe. The paramedic should also press on the chest area to raise the amount of blood flowing to the brain so that no clots occur. Moreover, the lecture included a practical application of how to perform pulmonary resuscitation on an injured person's heart and how to press on the heart muscle, using a doll as an example, as well as the correct handling of the injured in this case by pressing at a depth of about 4-5 cm on the chest. The lecturer pointed out that the paramedic must use only the muscles of his hand while pressing and not his whole body. As for children, the paramedic should use one hand at a depth of 4-5 cm, and in case of infants, the paramedic should press the chest with his index and middle fingers at a depth of 2-3 cm. Many cases were presented during the lecture, with practical illustrations of how to deal with them, including how to deal with road accidents, household accidents, bites, and stings.