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QRCS develops first aid skills among school staff
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded a series of training workshops for administrative staff and supervisors at public schools in Qatar. Being part of the QRCS School Program, the workshops were held in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s (MOEHE) Training and Educational Development Center. Over eight days, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) courses were attended by 109 administrative staff and supervisors from 107 public schools. They were nominated by MOEHE because they are in direct contact with the students all over the academic year. Instructed by paramedics and trainers from QRCS’s Training and Development Center, the courses covered several topics, including the skills to handle injuries, fainting, accidents, burns, bruises, shocks, suffocation, and electrocution, as well as CPR fin case of cardiac arrest. The program involved three parts: 1. Theoretical lectures with presentations and discussion of emergencies and possible scenarios. 2.Simulation practice to administer first aid and CPR. 3.Theoretical and practical test for each trainee to receive first aid and CPR certification. This is the second edition of the program of training school leaders in disaster management and first aid skills. It had many advantages, such as the shift from simple public awareness sessions to accredited training courses. The good engagement of the trainees helped to maximize the benefits of the scientific material taught to them. There was a special training for 13 teachers and administrative staff from Qatar Technical School, where students attend applied workshops and deal with welding, metal work, heat, chemicals, and electricity. The training was adjusted to the needs of teachers and trainers at the school’s laboratories. Special focus was on how to respond to such emergencies as suffocation, burns, and wounds of different types and degrees, especially those caused by chemicals, in light of the materials used under the academic curriculum.