First aid is the simplest measures to save lives, reduce the suffering of the victim at an emergency and prevent development of possible complications. An ambulance may not always be at the epicentre of an event and it is necessary to be able to avoid tragic consequences before its arrival. Knowledge of the basic rules of first aid for victims before the emergency arrives may be crucial for saving lives.
On September 23, 2021, Kateryna Martsiuk and Pavlo Melnyk, the students of I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University, who are volunteers of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine, delivered a training session on first aid for pupils of 10-11 grades of Ternopil Classical Gymnasium. During the master class, the pupils mastered the skills of:
– principles of first aid,
– recovery position,
– cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
– respiratory obstruction (Heimlich manoeuvre),
– haemorrhage stopping.
High school pupils and teachers expressed gratitude for the informative meeting and the practical first aid skills they mastered. Such events give each student the opportunity to implement and improve their lecture skills and increase the level of mastery of vital skills. Knowledge of the rules of first aid can save you from tragic consequences! Take care!