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Brac Red Cross recruits tackle First Aid training

Published on Friday, December 18, 2009 Email To Friend    Print Version

All First Aid training participants completed the programme successfully

By Simone Tatum

Nine new Red Cross recruits were trained in first aid this week. They are members of the Cayman Brac & Little Cayman Chapter of the Cayman Islands Red Cross, and the training, held Monday and Tuesday, was in the Conference Room of the District Administration Building in Stake Bay.

Red Cross First Aid instructors Nurse Jose Romeo “Joe” Salazar Jr. and Dr Linden Swan taught several First Aid techniques, including CPR for adults, children and infants, rescue breaths, the recovery position and the use of a defibrillator. The group also learned the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke and how to act in an emergency situation.

The training included video presentations and hands-on training and also taught wound care, such as burns or injuries to bones, joints or muscles. Nurse Sidella Facey conducted a questionnaire for the students to determine their progress, and all participants passed the test successfully.

First aid training is free of charge to all Red Cross volunteers and is also offered to various organizations at minimal cost. For more information about first aid training programs or to become a member of the Red Cross in Cayman Brac call 322-2622 or 928-0240
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