Moodbidri, Sep 27: A first aid workshop was arranged for students from grade 8 to grade 10 and teachers at Carmel School here on September 23.
The resource person was Dr Prashanth Donkar, who is a professor and HoD at Alvas – Medicine, including Pediatrics, along with a team of eight final-year BHMS students from Alvas College: Swati, Shristi Shetty, Rajshekhar, Anushka, Pavitra, Akshata, Niharika, and Seema Thappa.
The guest and his team were welcomed by Sr Rosy and Tr Dina with a sapling as a token of respect. The session for teachers focused on Basic Life Support (BLS), emphasizing the importance of CAB (Circulation, Airway, Breathing). The presentation explained Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in detail, and a hands-on CPR demonstration using Manikins followed. The teachers actively participated in the session and expressed that the workshop would be very useful for them in handling emergencies at school. This was followed by a doubt clarification session, which Dr Prashanth addressed with fervor and patience. The program was compeered by Tr Pramila, and Tr Sangeetha welcomed the gathering, while a vote of thanks was proposed.
The workshop for students mainly focused on how to provide first aid in case of wounds, bleeding, poisoning, bites, and unconsciousness. The team of students studying BHMS at Alvas Medical College explained in detail about snake, scorpion, and dog bites. They also emphasized safety measures for first aid treatment of nosebleeds and fractures. The team of medical students answered the questions raised by the students, imparting knowledge about common situations encountered in daily lives. The importance of remaining calm in adverse situations and providing basic medical aid if required was emphasized to the students and teachers. Lastly, Dr Prashanth emphasized the importance of learning first aid and urged everyone to practice it in emergencies. The program was creatively compeered by Rowan Rodrigues, Avani welcomed the gathering, and Hithaa Shetty proposed the vote of thanks.
It was an interactive and educational workshop designed to equip students and teachers with skills and confidence to use first aid and CPR in real-life situations.