First aid Basic Life Support St. Paul College, Cebu City




Once again we were invited by St. Paul college Foundation Inc. to conduct training for their students. We have been conducting First aid and Basic Life Support training for the school for the last five years for their students who are taking nursing, midwifery, practical nursing, nursing aid.

The school was founded as St. Paul Academy in 1985 by Dr. Lourdes Libres Rosaroso, a distinguished educator known for her varied intellectual prowess and very brilliant academic visions.

St. Paul Academy became Cebu St. Paul College in the School Year 1988-1989. The Two-Year Midwifery Course was then offered with 87 pioneer students. Understanding the demands for a good learning institution in the southern part of Cebu, the founder built bigger and higher buildings in Bulacao which accommodated the increasing number of students and officially made it the main campus.




In 1993, the school was officially recognized as a foundation. Branching out to widen its influences in the academic community, that same year, the school opened another college – the College of Nursing. And in 1995, the High School Department was also opened. Other courses like Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Bachelor in Secondary Education were opened in succeeding years and produced the pioneer graduates in 2001. There were twenty (20) competent and fully-trained graduates of BS Criminology; however, the President discontinued offering the Criminology course due to her intense desire to focus on health care service courses since she was a medical practitioner.

A total of 47 students joined the training, all of them taking practical nursing and in preparation for their assessment exam. The two day training involves discussions on different kinds of emergencies from bleeding, burns, fractures as well as providing care to common emergencies.

Each of them applied bandaging from head to foot. They were then divided into group to apply a splint on fractured extremities.

The training ended with a one on one return demonstration on CPR.

    

 

 

 

 

 



Powerhouse BLS ACLS course with CPD Units – Tagbilaran City, Bohol




This is our very first BLS ACLS course conducted with CPD units issued by Powerhouse Training Center. The venue is the training center of Powerhouse Training Center in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The training program has the approval of the CPD council and the units approved are 24 CPD units.

A total of more than 30 participants joined the 3 day training program.

 

No less than the president of the Powerhouse Training Center started the day discussing the legal matters of the CPD. This was then followed with the main topic Basic Life Support.

 

 


The first day, was devoted to Basic Life Support (BLS) where the participants learned the updated guideline of CPR. Following the standards of the CPD program, a pre test was given to the students to check their level of knowledge regarding the program considering that being nurses, they already have an idea about basic life support and advance cardiac life support.

 

 

The second day of training started with the topic for Advance Cardiac Life Support all the way to the 3rd day. Each participants were able to learn the aspects of handling the BVM, OPA, NPA and advance airway management.

 



One major aspect of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support is the Advanced Airway Management (hands on intubation). This requires the use of the larygoscope to insert the Endo Tracheal Tube (ET tube towards the trachea…. Each participants were oriented and guided one by one on the procedure and after which, they were given time to perform the task without assistance.

They then took turns in intubating and responding as a team with the megacode scenario. ECG interpretation and rhythm management were also tackled to comply with the ACLS learning on interpretation and pharmacology.

The training ended with a post test to check the learning of the participants.

Certain number of participants also availed for the issuance of international certifications from the American Safety Health and Institute (ASHI) U.S.A.

Prior to the closure of the program, the participants received right away their certificates from Powerhouse Training Center with 24 CPD units. The certificates have a 3 year validity where the participants can use for renewal of their nursing license in the Philippines.



BLS ACLS Course Ramiro Community Hospital




October 24-27, 2017, Our group has conducted training to employees of Ramiro Community Hospital. The training started October 24 and ended October 27, 2017. The training was done in batches considering that the participants have to be divided so as not to hamper the hospital operations.

We have been conducting training to Ramiro Hospital for several years already being the provider for their BLS ACLS programs and this time the training is for updating of their expired BLS and ACLS course completion cards.



A total of 80 plus participants joined the training which include CPR return demonstration and Hands on Intubation. ECG interpretation was also reviewed and at the end of each day an ecg interpretation exercise was done.

The participant were then divided into groups for the megacode scenario.

Once again the training was a great success and the second batch  will be conducted by the month of November.


First aid BLS course conducted in PCT College, Davao City




We have just concluded our  3days First aid and Basic Life Support Training in PCT College, Davao City. The training started from October 18, 2017 up to October 20, 2017

 

The Philippine College of Technology was originally named Philippine School of Technology. It has two campuses, the Main Campus at Bajada, Davao City and the Calinan Branch in A. Quezon St. & Magsaysay St., Calinan, Davao City.

The school initially offered short-term programs, where students were able to train in a particular skill as typing, auto servicing, machine servicing and electronics servicing, to name a few.

 

After a few years, PCT’s short-term program offerings widened in answer to the growing demand for skilled workers in the paramedical industry. It offered Nursing Aide, Pharmacy Aide, Physical Therapy Aide, and Physiotherapy Aide programs.

PCT also started to offer one- and two-year Tech/Voc programs registered with TESDA: Hotel & Restaurant Management, Computer Programming, Computer Secretarial, Computer Technology, Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, Health Care Services and more.

We have been providing First aid and BLS training to their paramedical students- caregiving and practical nursing considering that the school found out the advantage of providing international course completion cards for their students.

A total of 90 students signed up for the fun filled training from the two different campuses. The training was held in their main campus in Bajada, Davao City.

Each of the students were able to perform CPR, as part of their completion.

We are very happy indeed to conduct the program for the school as well as to the students who did their best in providing care.

To all of those who joined, we wish you the best and may have a successful career ahead.



Review 101



  1. BLEEDING

is the name used to describe blood loss. It can refer to blood loss inside the body, called internal bleeding. Or it can refer to blood loss outside of the body, called external bleeding. Blood loss can occur in almost any area of the body and the severity of bleeding depends on the wounds as well as the vessels involve.

There were four methods in controlling bleeding based on the previous guidelines.

  1. Direct Pressure
  2. Elevation
  3. Pressure Points
  4.  Torniquet

QUESTION 1. Based on the latest guidelines, what is or are the methods in controlling bleeding?




  2. Sucking Chest Wound

A sucking chest wound is a hole in the chest (from a gunshot wound, stabbing or other puncture wound) that makes a new pathway for air to travel into the chest cavity.

 

QUESTION 2. What is the latest guideline in handling sucking chest wound?

Kindly post your answer on the comment form below or on the facebook post. Please be advised that your comments will be subject for approval.

ANSWERS:

Bleeding Control:

Continues DIRECT PRESSURE is the the standard method of controlling bleeding. Maintain pressure until bleeding stops.

If direct pressure is unable to control bleeding on the limb(s), use TORNIQUET.

TORNIQUET can be considered as a first step in controlling bleeding if direct pressure cannot be applied effectively ( mass casualty), or a person with large or multiple injuries, a dangerous environment, or for an inaccessible wound.

When direct pressure is unable to control bleeding and torniquet cannot be applied such as chest, abdomen, or groin, HEMOSTATIC DRESSING can be applied with clot promoting agents.

 



Sucking Chest Wound

Control Bleeding by Direct Pressure without covering the wound with occlusive dressing. Placing an airtight dressing over the wound is NO LONGER RECOMMENDED as a first aid treatment due to the possibility of an unintended rise of pressure in the chest.

Take note however that people with higher degree of training may apply treatment based on their level of training.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE LATEST GUIDELINE BY CLICKING  FIRST AID UPDATE 2015