BONTOC, Mountain Province – Aimed to train more responders in the outskirt barangays of Bontoc, a Basic Life Support (BLS)and Standard First Aid Training was recently conducted in Mainit, this province.
With this, a total of 34 individuals, composed of Mainit youth, barangay officials, barangay health workers, and Guina-ang youth, underwent a three-day Basic Life Support and Standard First Aid Training from October 6–8, 2023.
The training was spearheaded by the municipal government through the Local Youth Development Office in partnership with the Sangguniang Kabataan of Mainit.
Technical assistance and some logistic support were provided by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Bontoc Emergency Response Team (BERT), and Samoki Mountain Rescue Team.
The training team comprises personnel from the municipal government, members of the BERT, Samoki Mountain Rescue Team, and Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School.
Lectures on the Principles of Emergency Care, Introduction to Basic Life Support, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) Management, and Basic First Aid were discussed with the participants.
The facilitators also taught the students the skills and proper techniques for CPR, FBAO management, wound management using triangular and elastic bandaging techniques, and the management of suspected fractures using splinting techniques.
The participants were evaluated individually on their skills in CPR and FBAO. As part of their evaluation, a simulation exercise was conducted to evaluate the participant’s knowledge gained and skills developed in Basic DRRM, BLS, and first aid.
Meanwhile, Municipal Administrator Eric Fulangen, Sr., in his message during the first day, encouraged the participants, especially the youth, to actively participate in the said training, given the fact that the geographical location of the barangay is far from the referral facility. Hence, they will respond to such emergencies. By Bontoc MDRRMO