Monthly Archives: October 2017

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


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?

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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.