In celebration of the National Disaster Resilience Month, the Office of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in CTU Barili Campus, headed by Dr. Crisostomo C. Canencia, held a training on Emergency Medical Response (EMR) and two-way radio communication and operation on July 12-13, 2022.
The two-day Emergency Medical Response (EMR) training was conducted with the resource speaker Mr. Linus M. Cabase, a registered nurse and a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (NREMT-B).
Mr. Cabase shared his knowledge and expertise in Basic Life Support and First Aid and equipped the participants with the basic knowledge of vital signs and how to perform a quality Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with emphasis on chest compressions.
After the lecture session, each participant had a return demonstration on how to properly perform a one-man CPR during a medical emergency using a CPR manikin. The participants perform 120 compressions per minute. The two green LED lights of the CPR manikin allow the participants to know if the hand position, compression depth, compression rate, and recoil are correct.
The roles of a three-rescuer CPR have also been emphasized, wherein the rescuer switched roles after every five cycles of compressions and breaths. One cycle consists of 30 compressions and two breaths. The participants performed the three-rescuer CPR with the aid of a bag-valve-mask device.
The participants were also taught the steps to properly handle an unconscious person into a recovery position.
The two-day training aims to equip and educate the participants on the necessary skills for becoming an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
The same participants also trained on July 16, 2022, about the two-way radio communication and operation with Mr. Danny E. Carabio, the former Director of the Campus’ Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, as the resource speaker.
Mr. Carabio emphasized the importance of communication during a calamity. He noted that handheld radios were of great help in the campus operation during typhoon Odette.
The participants learned the 10-radio codes, the officer status codes, the phonetic alphabet, and when and how to use the respective code.
Each participant was subjected to a hands-on demonstration of communicating via a handheld radio.
Words by Ivy Jorillo