Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Dean of University Studies for Female Students Participates with the Students of the Student Advisory Council in a First-Aid Course

- 2019/03/26

Under the umbrella of the Student Advisory Council of the Deanship of University Studies for Female Students, and in cooperation with the College of Nursing, a four-hour training course entitled, "First Aid", was held on Thursday, 7 Rajab1440 A.H., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Khoqair Hall. The course was attended by Her Excellency the Dean of University Studies for Female Students, Dr. Hala bint Sa`id Al-Amoudi, and Her Excellency the Vice Dean of University Studies for Educational Affairs and Development (for females), Dr. Khuloud bint Sa`d Al-Yusuf. The preparation and presentation of the course material was performed by an associate professor at the College of Nursing, Her Excellency Dr. Haiam bint Ibrahim Asfour. The overall attendance was very special and strong, including academic staff members and university personnel; among the attendants were security and administrative employees. There was also a huge attendance of students from Al-Zahir Campus and from the Colleges of Nursing and Medicine, and those in Rea Dhakhir.

The course was aimed at raising awareness about the proper management of cases of emergency, and included several sections. First, Her Excellency the Dean of University Studies for Female Students, Dr. Hala bint Sa`id Al-Amoudi, delivered a speech to the attending audience. Next, Dr. Haiam Asfour presented the course contents in approximately 90 slides, in which she explained the components of the first-aid kit and how to use them. She also touched upon some very important instructions related to the appropriate conduct required when addressing emergencies, such as (staying calmness, having good knowledge of first-aid procedures, adequate training, and the safety equipment [appropriate for the risks involved]), while also ensuring the protection of the person being helped by carrying out an examination, making any necessary contacts, and paying close attention to the case at hand. She also explained some lifesaving skills, including the recovery position, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and electric-shock therapy. Then she gave information on how to deal with cases of poisoning and first-aid treatment for: (scorpion and reptile bites, dog bites [may Allah protect you all], and insect stings).

At the end of the session, which received remarkable interaction, the trainer elaborately answered some questions the attendees posed to her.

Overall, the course was fruitful and greatly beneficial, as the trainer covered the most important topics relevant to administering emergency care. The course concluded by the Vice Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Education and Development honoring Her Excellency Dr. Haiam Asfour.