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.