In Nigeria, Medecins du Monde provides emergency medical assistance to host and displaced populations within the Northeast region of the country.
This intervention is delivered through the following sectors: Improved access of host and displaced populations to free and comprehensive primary health care; universal access to SRH services, strengthening the continuum of care in SRH, and establishing good quality community care structures throughout the lives of the service users; improved access of the malnourished children, aged 6-59 months, to quality nutrition treatment including the management of Severe Acute Malnutrition.
A component of MdM’s integrated primary health care services is staff capacity building and institutional strengthening. This is delivered through on job trainings and specific formal trainings according to particular needs. As part of this intervention, MdM will train the medical and non-medical team on ”First Aid, AED and CPR” to scale up the quality of the emergency care provided at field level.
Injuries and life-threatening incidents in the clinics (or at home) are always unexpected. The failure to take prompt action may escalate an emergency situation and lead to the mortality and morbidity of the victim. However, early intervention may be effective in preventing further deterioration of the patient’s condition, and may even reverse the life-threatening condition.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure required for victims of cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction.
Prompt administration of basic life support increases the patient’s chances of recovery and it is believed that out-of-hospital mortality could be significantly reduced if at least 15% of the population had knowledge of BLS.
Purpose and Objectives
The main objective of this service is to provide high-quality training on First Aid, AED and CPR to equip the participants with basic knowledge, skills and attitude to perform with confidence basic life support techniques to save lives.
By the end of the training, participants should be better equipped to:
Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
Describe how quality CPR improves survival
Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR and when to initiate a CPR
Identify the steps and actions needed to administer CPR correctly
Perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
To give effective breaths using mouth to mouth or a mask for all age groups
Describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
State the purpose of an AED, the precautions for its use and the correct method of use.
Define First aid and know its basics
Identify different types of injuries and identifying emergencies.
Outline the appropriate first aid measures for several different types of injuries
Role-play first aid scenarios
A Registered company / organisation recognized by American Heart Association
Supported/certified by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
Previous experience in facilitating BLS/ACLS/PALS trainings
Facilitator must have relevant University Degree.
5 years work experience.
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