The AUN Health Center organized a three-day intensive training for its nurses and rapid response drivers (RRD).
This is so the nurses and drivers can advance their professional skills to be at par with modern medical standards of developed countries as well as improve on health care services to the university community.
The training from January 8 to 10 at the 24-Hour Library, which the Center’s Administrator said was facilitated by trainers certified by the American Heart Association.
The nurses received theoretical and hands-on lessons on Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) that included management of stroke, respiratory arrest or failure, and heart rhythms.
They also learned life-saving techniques in critical situations such as cardiac arrest, choking, drowning, performing resuscitation with the use of an artificial external defibrillator and ambu bag as well as how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The drivers who were also trained in First Aid management of unconscious patients, choking and wound bandaging, were excited to have their skills honed to enable them to provide first aid treatments.
The beneficiaries are now licensed in BLS/ACLS and First Aid.
The facilitators lauded the Health Center’s management for the remarkable insight of organizing the training, noting that its importance cannot be overemphasized in providing emergency health care.
Reported by Tina Bitrus