Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Venue: Nepal Communitere
Title: Introductory First Aid Course
Organizer: Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN) and Himalayan Medics
Theme: Wilderness First Aid Training
Event Summary: On a Saturday morning, over 15 members both old and new of CCNN amassed at Nepal Communitere, Pulchowk for a “One Day Introductory Wilderness First Aid Course”. The First-Aid Training was to be offered by certified rescuers from Himalayan Medics. Rajesh Lama, Executive Director, Himalayan Medics and Shyam Limbu, Himalayan Medics were the trainers for the day.
The day started early for the participants with casual discussions for about half an hour after gathering before formally commencing the day’s learning journey. A statutory directive that was ass erted early on was that the one-day training wouldn’t qualify the participants as doctors or professional aiders. Since CCNN has been active in various cycling events relevant to both urban as well as wilderness settings, the training was designed to cater bicycle volunteers to treat patients of similar injuries or illnesses.
Mr. Lama began the training with the basics along with theoretical background on the subject that covered patient assessment and scenario roleplay of the accident site. Mr. Limbu subsequently took the latter half of the day explaining various real life scenarios, practical action and blunders usually seen at the accident sites. Discussion of professional code, systematic approach added value to the training.
By the end of the day, participants knew their way around dealing a scene of accident, patient assessment, injury treatment, immediate rescue and patient movement. The training was neatly catered to fill in a day’s interval with theory sessions, roleplays and discussion. Each participant received a certificate of completion of the training.
Words: Prabal Man Dhaubhadel, Media and Communications Coordinator, CCNN
Pictures: Khasing Rai.