On Friday June 24th and Tuesday June 28th the staff at the Green Pine Clinic (GPC) and RTCCD attended CPR and First Aid training hosted by Dr. Kathryn Bigsby (pediatrician), Jake Choi, and Reed Gillanders (medical students) from Canada, and An Bích Vân (translator). At the training the GPC and RTCCD staff learned first response management of some common medical emergencies in children including cardiac arrest, choking, fractures, burns, wounds, and head injury. The training sessions give GPC and RTCCD staff the theoretical and practical skills to act as a first responder at the scene of a medical emergency until the injured person can be transferred to the care of medical professionals. Additionally, the GPC and RTCCD staff took part in a training session on understanding the types and causes of child abuse and how to recognize when child abuse is, and is not, taking place.
The staff at the GPC and RTCCD was highly engaged with both the lecture and live practice sessions. A mix between talking about and doing First Aid and CPR allowed for a great amount of learning to take place that will allow the GPC and RTCCD staff to respond safely and effectively to an emergency scenarios should one arise inside or outside of the clinic. “We did a lot of practice, especially of CPR and choking” said one staff member, “hopefully I don’t ever have to do CPR, but I think all the practice will help me remember what to do if I need to [do CPR]”.
The GPC and RTCCD understand the importance of enriching the skills of their employees and continually strive to enhance the capacity of both the clinic and their community through education. We look forward to teaching CPR and First Aid skills to groups of kindergarten teachers in Hanoi.
If you would like more information on the Green Pine Clinic, CPR, or First Aid please feel free to contact Green Pine Clinic by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (+84) 4 3628 5656.