Dr. Tak Ranuch
First aid training undoubtedly helps save lives, but not just that, timely and appropriate first aid can increase chances of recovery and reduce recovery time. Knowing what to do in an emergency situation and immediate action can determine the difference between long term and temporary injury or disability, and oftentimes life and death. To improve the statistics of 1 in 5 people equipped to save lives, UP hosted its 3rd First Aid Workshop on 30- 31 January and 01 February 2020 for staff members and students. A total of 547 participants attended this workshop, 104 of whom were UP staff members. The workshop was led by Mr Allan Herman, Director of Educational Emergency First Aid Pty. Ltd, from Australia, and his team members from the Philippines, Romania, and Africa. A total of 11 trainers flew in to conduct fundamental first aid training. The workshop began with a combined main lecture after which the audience was divided into three separate groups to practise with the facilitators The workshop was a good balance of theory and practice. The areas covered included: The Unconscious person and CPR, Bleeding and Fractures, Medical Emergencies, Soft Tissue Injuries, Bites and Stings. The topics and the energy of the trainers kept the participants interested and engaged, while they had an opportunity to put what they learnt into practice. The workshop concluded with a music performance in Hall B by the trainers.
Be a hero, save lives with timely First Aid!