On Saturday 25th April 2015, fellow Humanitarians engaged with student leaders at the University of Cape Town senior residence, Obz Square. The aim was to demonstrate basic first aid for the lay person and the use of emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers and fire blankets. The event started at 09:30 and ended at 12:30 and was divided into two sessions.
Session one was conducted by the student leaders involved in health and safety who gave and detailed overview of roles and responsibilities. This was followed by practical demonstrations of the fire equipment by Michele. Session two was conducted by Michele as well and entailed basic first aid of unconscious patients, bleeding wounds, burns, wound care, serious injuries and psychological emergencies.
Thereafter lunch was given to attendees and then distribution of hot dogs which was donated by the Obz Square student community was given to the Bonteheuwel community.
Basic first aid skills is an essential skill for all as you never know what may occur – should you wish to get involved and be a part of a dynamic team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanitarians in Action!