GMT Batch 13 Basic Life Support and First Aid Certification Training
February 17 2018 our second training in Green Mountain Tribe(GMT), we met at Mcdo Crossing at 7am and go to Health Care Advantage Institute(HCAI) at Kapitolyo, Pasig, Mandaluyong.
Our instructor for this training is our founder Ceejay Custodio with his presentation, everything becomes clear to me that First aid is very important in outdoors, in this training we were thought in actual how to use the Automated External Defibrillator or also known as AED,how and when to do proper Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR to a patient who is in need of first aid.
At first, all I thought Our Basic Life Support Training will be just a boring classroom discussion because I have tried first aid training’s and all of them were informative, but GMT BLS training is fun, informative and challenging.
The first step in first aid is assess the scene if you are safe and environment is safe to do first aid, as a first aider we should be at the safe place to rescue then call for help 911 or any emergency hotline and describe the condition of the patient If the scene is not safe put the patient on the safe spot but if the patient has a spinal or any major injury don’t move the patient instead wait for the rescue unit to do it, assess the breathing of the patient, if the person is breathing ask the person if he/she is okay while tapping the shoulder, “Hey sir/mam are you okay?” if the person is not responding with your yelling it’s time to do the CPR, begin chest compression (about 100-120 pumps per minute under the sternum of the person.) tilt the head and lift the chin for you to open the airway of the patient for every 30 compression you need to give 2 ventilations to the person. If the person is still unresponsive after 2 minutes of CPR use the AED to recover the heartbeat of the patient, when using the AED follow the instructions then listen to what the AED says, after the discussion we tried these steps on a dummy which has an indicator if you are doing it right. The dummy gives us the idea how hard to pump a human body how fragile a body is we also took a written exam and have a certificate from American Heart Association.
- PRINCIPLES OF High Quality CPR
- Push Hard with the depth of AT LEAST 2 inches or 5 cm
- PUSH FAST with the RATE of 100-120 cycle per minute (CPM)
- ALLOW COMPLETE CHEST RECOIL
- MINIMIMIZE INTERUPTION LESS THAN 10 SEC.
- SWITCH ROLE EVERY 2 MINUTES
After the training I realized that prevention is always better than cure, this training was not just for a single circumstance this can help a lot of people in need just make sure that the person you are helping is allowing you to help them if not call for help or rescue instead then don’t let them out of your sight. If you are not confident to do the first aid still call for help because helping is caring.