DBCE IEI and FSAI Student Chapters Host Seminar on Basic First Aid

10 May 2024
Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda

Basic First aid seminar at DBCE by Jovito Lopez

Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE), Fatorda, Institute of Engineers (IEI) Chapter in association with the Fire and Safety Association of India (FSAI) Student Chapter hosted a seminar on, Basic First Aid by Jovito Lopez from St John’s Ambulance, focusing on key lifesaving techniques and strategy on April 18, 2024. The session aimed to equip attendees with the fundamental skills necessary to respond swiftly and decisively to life-threatening situations and emergencies, particularly cardiac-related incidents.

Lopes explained the significance of pulse assessment as a vital sign indicative of cardiovascular health. He elucidated the normal pulse range and deviations that might indicate potential health concerns. Various scenarios of cardiac arrest were illustrated to familiarize the participants with real-life situation. Case studies and simulations were employed to demonstrate the diverse manifestations of cardiac emergencies. A crucial aspect of the session involved clarifying the disparity between cardiac arrest and heart attack.

The speaker described the variances in symptoms, causes, and immediate response required for each condition. Strategies to prevent cardiac arrest, such as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), were thoroughly expounded upon. Practical demonstrations were conducted to ensure that the participants have grasped the proper utilization of these lifesaving tools. The AVPU (Alert, Voice, Pain, Unresponsive) test, a rapid assessment tool to gauge a person's level of consciousness, was taught. Its significance in determining the urgency of medical intervention was underscored. The interactive nature of the session, coupled with practical demonstration, ensured an enriching learning environment for all the participants.

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