WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2019: PORT OF SPAIN – As the Digicel Foundation continues in its quest to better equip persons with Special Needs in disaster preparedness, a workshop in Basic First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was held through its Preparing You! Year III project.
Some 30 teachers, facilitators and administrators from the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), the Memisa Centre and the Lady Hochoy Arima attended the April 15 workshop, which was facilitated by Officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services at the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities, in San Fernando.
The one-day session consisted of practical training for the educators in CPR – which is an emergency procedure consisting of chest compressions and resuscitation to restore the function of the heart and lungs in persons who are unresponsive, with no breathing or with abnormal breathing. The hands on workshop provided the participants with the knowledge and the technique to perform the lifesaving skill.
During the first aid module, members of the T&T Fire Services reiterated three main points of administering first aid which are to preserve life, prevent further harm or to prevent the condition from getting worse and to promote recovery.
Mrs Claxton, of the Memisa Centre stated that the level of confidence in being able to initiate care has increased and asked for further first aid classes to be conducted at their facility in Heights of Gunapo. The attendees were very appreciative of being selected as beneficiaries of the Preparing You! Year III project.