Resident Nurse at the AUN Clinic, Joshua Nwambo, says, “When it comes to life-saving, what is critical is time.”
On April 12, 2019, he led a special training session on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich Maneuver.
Mr. Nwambo maintained that certain measures need to be taken whenever a person is faced with an emergency. This is to ensure that the harm is not worsened.
He went on to explain that a cardiac arrest occurs whenever the heart stops pumping blood. In a space of three to five minutes, the brain cells begin to die.
“When the brain begins to die, it gets to a point whereby even if the patient is successfully resuscitated, the harm is already done, either the person can’t walk, or the person can’t talk.”
The training was organized by the Residence Life unit of the Student Affairs Department in collaboration with the AUN Health Center.
Targeted at RAs and RDs, the training was opened to other interested students.
A ResLife staff member, John-Paul Offor, described the training as a very important safety procedure.
“They can help us during health emergency situations. We really don’t know when anything can happen; it can be at home when you are outside or anywhere. Emergencies come unannounced; that’s why it is very important to get prepared to handle them at all times.”
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa