PESHAWAR: A two-day first aid training for journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s districts organised by Pakistan Red Crescent Society, KP’s branch concluded at a local hotel in Peshawar on Wednesday.
In the event of a medical emergency, first aid is the initial assistance provided to any individual while waiting for the medical professionals to arrive.
In the worst of cases, first aid can be the difference between life and death. The initial response provided by people trained in first aid proved very beneficial.
The PRCS communication officer, Faiza Rehman, told The Northern Post that about 20 journalists from different areas of KP were given first aid training to educate them on life saving techniques.
She said the 02 days training comprised of different topics including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Choking, Burns, Fractures, Shock, Bandages and Heart Attack and transportation of the injured to the hospital.
“It was a fruitful training, particularly the method of master trainer was amazing and we practically demonstrated the techniques that how to tackle emergencies and save lives of others,” Wakeel Khan, a participant from Shangla, told The Northern Post.
Shehla Sardar, Peshawar based journalist, said that now she was now able to provide first aid to patients in case of emergency at field also within the home before arrival of ambulance or any medical practitioner.
Mock exercises were conducted to practically understand the topics of the training. Participants were also awarded with certificate at the end of the training.
Deputy Secretary Operation in his closing remarks mentioned that during any emergency situation, the journalist community is the first one to reach the vicinity and if equip with the knowledge of the first aid, can save lives of many.
Learning First aid is not only important for emergency situation but also it can play a vital role in our day to day life
The ICRC communication head, Aezaz-Ur-Rehman and Peshawar Press Club, finance secretory, Jamil Mohmand, senior master trainer KP, Doctor Muhammad Roshan also spoke on the occasion.