Ace Emergency Response Specialist, Dare Akinfosile led a team of First Aiders to the slum area of Ajegunle to freely educate children on First Aid administration.
HSENations learnt in a Press Release that Dare, who has been convening the training tagged “The First Aid Education for Children in the Slum’” since 2016, steered the team in a bid commemorate the World First Aid Day observed on Saturday.
The incessant rate of accidents in the country have called for the continued practice of First Aid and the risks of the Corona Virus Pandemic make it pertinent for stakeholders to be sensitive to the perils of administering first aid to people during emergencies, the release read.
It further revealed that, though Dare and his team have trained over 600 children in past editions, only 10 children between age 12 and 13 were admitted to the 3-hour long training, as the team sought to mitigate the dangers of COVID-19.
Among the areas covered during the training were: Understanding COVID-19; Personal Hygiene – effective handwashing and how to don and doff the face mask and hand gloves; General safety – how to identify hazards and stay safe; Road Safety – road hazards and how to behave safely on the road; Fire Safety – safety actions required in a fire emergency; and Practical First Aid – management of bleeding.
The World First Aid Day is celebrated globally every year on the 12th of September. The theme adopted this year was “Adapting First Aid Practices to the Pandemic”.
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