CPR and anaphylaxis training are critical skills that can save lives in emergencies. These skills are especially important in schools, where students and staff may be at risk of sudden cardiac arrest or severe allergic reactions. That’s why New Madinah College decided to take action and provide their staff with CPR and anaphylaxis training on site, taught by First Aid Awareness and Training.
The training began with an introduction to CPR, which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The instructor explained that CPR is a technique used to keep a person’s heart and lungs functioning when they are not breathing normally. They showed the staff how to perform chest compressions and rescue breaths on a manikin, and emphasized the importance of calling for emergency medical services as soon as possible.
The staff also learned about anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening if left untreated. They were taught how to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling, and were shown how to use an epinephrine auto-injector, also known as an EpiPen, to administer life-saving medication.
During the training, the instructor emphasized the importance of quick action and teamwork in emergency situations. They stressed the importance of remaining calm, assessing the situation, and taking action as quickly as possible.
Overall, the CPR and anaphylaxis training provided by First Aid Awareness and Training was a valuable opportunity for the staff of New Madinah College to learn life-saving skills. By providing this training, the school is taking an important step towards creating a safe and healthy learning environment for their students and staff.