First AID training

This Saturday, September 16th, our teaching and non-teaching staff completed the first aid course taught by Cruz Roja*. It is essential for our team to keep our training up to date to be able to respond effectively in emergency situations

The first guideline given to us was to remain CALM. It is very important to stay relaxed and focused to think clearly about the procedures and act while waiting for medical assistance through a call to 112.

During the explanation, we discussed different situations that we might encounter on any given day and the possible solutions we can implement to try to save a life. Below are some of them:

  • Choking, Heimlich manoeuvre.

  • Seizure, protect the head, and place in the recovery position (PLS).

  • Wounds, apply pressure to stop bleeding. Allow 2 or 3 minutes for blood to clot. Use running water and soap to clean minor wounds.

  • Severe allergies, call for emergency help. If adrenaline is needed, inject it into the muscle and hold for 10 seconds.

  • Unconsciousness, place in PLS, support the head, and wait for medical professionals.

  • Fractures, immobilize and, in case of pain, apply ice.

  • Nosebleeds, pinch the nose and lean forward.

  • Dizziness, lay down with legs elevated and wait.

After discussing these situations, we moved on to talk about basic life support and CPR techniques. If the victim is unresponsive, not breathing normally, or has no circulation, it is necessary to perform CPR, following these steps:

Finally, we learned about the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and its proper application on the human body.

For our school, this training is very important and necessary to safeguard the lives of our students. Mountain Peak Montessori School continues to undergo continuous training to respond correctly to emergency situations.

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