BONTOC, Mountain Province – Twenty-eight class presidents from the Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School (MPGCHS) attended the Basic Life Support (BLS) and Standard First Aid Training on April 28-30, 2022.
The three-day training included lectures and demonstrations on the Principles of Emergency Care and Introduction of Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Return Demonstration on CPR, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO), First Aid Lecture, Stationing on Elastic Bandaging, Triangular Bandaging, Splinting, Extrication and Spine Board Management, and Individual and Group Assessments on the different skills taught.
Shirley Banaken, a Senior High School teacher and the activities coordinator remarked that the training would allow students to be more equipped with the necessary skills to become part of the school’s Health Scouts Club.
Meanwhile, the students expressed their gratitude to the facilitators for imparting useful skills and knowledge which may come in handy in emergency cases.
Further, School Nurse Jacqueline Kiat-ong who represented Prinicipal IV Atkinson Tudlong expressed her profound gratitude to the Bontoc Local Government (LGU) through the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) for their positive response for the conduct of the said training.
“On behalf of Principal Tudlong and MPGCHS, we thank the MDRRMO and the BERT for sharing their expertise during the three-day training. Keep in mind the new learnings as it may be utilized in times of emergencies,” she said.
Kiat-ong also encouraged the participants to keep the new learnings in their minds and hearts and apply it in the community and at home if necessary.
The trainers and facilitators are Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer II Meilynne Shalom Ayan, LDRRMO II Henrietta Lingbanan of the MDRRMO, Local Youth Development Officer-Designate Ross Kiat-ong, and members of the Bontoc Emergency Response Team (ERT).
The training was funded by the MPGCHS and technical assistance and some logistics needed for the training were provided by the Bontoc LGU through the MDRRMO.