Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

A Training Course on First Aid

Added on - 2019/11/15  |  اخر تعديل - 2019/11/15

With Allah's grace and support, a training course was held on "First Aid" by Ms. Amirah Al-Luqmani, a member of the College Cultural Committee, on Tuesday, 15 Rabi` Al-Awwal, 1441 A.H., in the presence of academic staff members, and female staff and students. The course presented the definition of First Aid, and showcased the basics skills of first-aiders. It also explained how to decide whether to intervene or not in different situations and emergencies. The course also tackled the required behavior in different emergency situations and accidents, such as: heart failure, respiratory arrest, asphyxia, choking, disorder, or changes in the level of consciousness (LOC). In addition, the course pointed out how to offer first aid in cases of burns and emergencies with children, and how to act in cases of bone fractures, wounds, bleedings, stings from snakes or insects, animal bites, and other injuries. It also dealt with the readiness to face emergencies by possessing first aid skills and having applied them practically.

Next, the trainer highlighted that in emergencies when there is not enough information or the person does not have the required first aid ability, intervention is not recommended. In addition, the course elaborated that the acquisition of these required skills can help the injured person to avoid having complications that may jeopardize his life. Furthermore, a person should be aware that first aid is not an alternative for the role of the physician.

At the end of the course, brochures and first aid packages were distributed among the attendants.