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QRCS Develops First-Aid, Water Rescue Skills among Kids
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has conducted health education activities for children, in cooperation with civil society organizations, in pursuit of its mission of improving the lives of vulnerable people and developing the individual in all aspects, particularly health and safety. Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has conducted health education activities for children, in cooperation with civil society organizations, in pursuit of its mission of improving the lives of vulnerable people and developing the individual in all aspects, particularly health and safety. The purpose of these lectures is to promote safe conduct, swimming skills, life-saving first aid, and QRCS's principles and achievements locally and abroad. At Sharq Village & Spa Doha, a team from QRCS delivered a lecture on protection against drowning for children of the staff of Qatar Foundation for Protection and Social Rehabilitation (QFPSR). During the session, 45 children and parents received information about the types and causes of drowning, how to rescue a drowning person safely, the tools used in surface water rescue, the first-aid intervention to be provided until the arrival of medical assistance, and the right way of calling ambulance services. Some of the participants practiced the process of rescuing a drowning person, using training manikins. Vital protective tips were introduced, including the importance of learning swimming, avoiding swimming in deep water and unstable weather, warming up, keeping an eye on kids, taking care while in or around the swimming pool, making sure there is a trained lifeguard available, securing safety tools at the swimming pool, calling the emergency number (999) in case of risk. Another first-aid workshop was delivered for the scout group of the Egyptian Language School, Abu Hamour. About 25 students, supervisors, and administrative staff learnt about QRCS's history and the first-aid procedure for accidents at school, on the bus, or during scouting activities. The trainees practiced the right techniques of dealing with fainting, bleeding, nosebleed, wounds, burns, sprains, fractures, and suffocation. In the end, QRCS's trainers handed out first-aid booklets to the attendance.