First aid training course offered to the international student community
The Department of Emergency and Disaster Management at the School of Public Health in collaboration with Magen David Adom
About 100 students participated in a three-hour first aid training led by instructors from Magan David Adom. The training was organized by the Department of Emergency and Disaster Management at the School of Public Health - Faculty of Medicine, at the initiative of Rona Tobolsky, a master's student in the University's International Emergency and Disaster Management program.
Knowing first aid skills is essential for optimal conduct in critical situations in order to provide effective and life-saving responses in emergency situations.
The training was held in English and many students from the Lowry International School and the Faculty of Medicine participated.
The training included a breakdown of the action steps in CPR situations, harnessing assistance in the field and tools to deal with extreme conditions. The students experienced demonstrations, applied the knowledge acquired on dolls, received useful tips, among which the most surprising one was to perform CPR to the tune of the song Baby Shark, which allows for proper maintenance of the rhythm (for the benefit of the musical variety, Staying Alive by the Bee Gees was also suggested ).
The training reviewed dealing with various medical emergencies, such as bleeding, stroke, fainting, allergic reactions of varying degrees and burns. Some of the participants of the training had previous knowledge and training in first aid and shared that the meeting was productive for them and made it possible to refresh the existing knowledge. Other participants concluded that the training was enriching, essential and equipped them with new skills that are always essential, especially these days.