29 January 16 & 12 February 16 Standard First Aid & AED Awareness-cumCPR & AED Certification Contributor: Insp (NPCC) Lee Zhi Li To equip 20 Sec Three cadets with basic knowledge on emergency medical procedures and skills to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the use of automated external defibrillator (AED) machine. 29 January 16 Standard First Aid & AED Awareness
Cadets listen attentively to the instructor on the protocol of a first responder in handling emergencies, and how to administer first aid in the cases of bleeding, fractures, sprains, burns and scalds, stroke, choking, cardiac arrest, and other common elderly injuries.
Cadets learnt where to place the pads and the procedures to operate the AED machine.
12 February 16 CPR & AED Certification
Cadets learnt about the principles of resuscitation, procedures and techniques for CPR, and the functions and procedure in using an AED machine as the instructors explained and demonstrated using a dummy.
Cadets extended their arms to ward off any incoming onlookers as the AED machine advised to ‘Stand Clear!”.
Cadets watched the instructor immoblise one arm in a high arm sling.
Cadet practised how to locate the landmark for chest compression by placing two fingers above the sternum before putting the lower part of the palm against the index finger.
Cadets practised on one each other how to immoblise one arm in a high arm sling.
Cadet placed pads carefully without disrupting the flow of CPR.
Cadets successfully immobilised the shoulder, elbow and hand using two triangular bandages.
At the end of the two four-hour workshops, 17 cadets and one teacher officer were certified as citizen CPR and AED providers.
“Anything could happen to anyone around you at any time, hence being equipped with the skill of doing CPR and operating an AED is important as you may need it.”
“I learnt how to increase the survival chance of a victim by rendering early assistance through carrying out CPR and operating an AED machine. Having these extra knowledge can be handy at anywhere and anytime. Being the first few people who know how to do CPR and operate an AED will prevent lifes from being lost.” Cpl(NPCC) Brian Wong
Cpl (NPCC) Remus Ang