Yesterday, I just attended the Basic Life Support (BLS) course for a day. It is compulsory for us in this posting to attend this course so that we were well-trained, so if there's any life-threatening emergencies, we can provide some help in a safe, timely and effective manner. Well, it is not necessary only those from the healthcare professionals to learn it, but I think everyone of us should learn it too; whether you have the medical background or not because we can save more lives. You will never know what you'll encounter in the future, hence you need to be prepared if you encounter such things.
|Simplified Adult BLS.|
Source: American Heart Association
Next, we had the practical part. We need to perform CPR and airway management based on the scenarios given. On CPR station, I was being given a scenario of a 60 year old gentleman who was found unconscious at the car park. Alhamdulillah,it was good. I meant, I didn't have any trouble upon performing the CPR. Next station was airway management. Since I was among the last person to go to the station, hence the examiner didn't ask much. Alhamdulillah..Overall, I could answer all her questions.
Alhamdulillah, all of us managed to pass the BLS course (no need to repeat!yeay!).
That's all from me. I have sooooo many classes for tomorrow. 2 case presentations, 2 seminars, 2 tutorials and 1 bed-site teaching. Hopefully I will survive!