First Aid Health Checking

Rajendra Academy for Teachers’ Education provides students with the first aid training and also helps in to reduction of the risk and empowers them with the ability to access and manage the situation in the event of a medical emergency. First Aid and Health Checking facility is made active in the college premises. The college supervises the first aid and health check up part with ample responsibilities. This is to ensure that the college First Aid Team can provide the check up quite competently.

Objectives

First aid treatment involves emergency treatment and support to preserve life through the following objectives:

  • To clear and maintain the open airways
  • To restore the breathing obstacle or circulation in the blood
  • To monitor the wellbeing until the person recovers or transferred into the care of ambulance and then to the hospital
  • To protect a person, particularly if they are unconscious
  • To prevent a worsening condition altogether
  • To promote recovery

College is required to administer the first aid to a student or any staff if an injury, sudden illness or medical emergency occurs at the campus school or during any activity.

The college is in collaboration with Red Cross Society, Durgapur Branch. Staff and First Aid Committee members are trained and have knowledge about how to take care of the emergency students.

The basic first aid method with DRSABCD:

  • Danger – always check for any danger to you, any bystanders and then the injured student. Staff should not put themselves in danger when assisting an injured or sick student
  • Response – check if the student is conscious by seeing if they will respond when you talk to them, touch their hand or squeeze their shoulder
  • Send for help – call experts and the Ambulance
  • Airway – check the student’s airway is clear and they are breathing
  • Breathing - check for breathing (look for chest movements, listen for air coming through the student’s mouth or nose or feel for breathing by placing a hand on the lower part of the student’s chest)
  • CPR – if the student is unconscious and not breathing, apply CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • Defibrillator – if the student is unconscious and not breathing, apply an automated external defibrillator (AED) if one is available. Some AEDs are not suitable for children so ensure the device is checked for suitability.

 

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