Training Report – Life Saving Pro Academy
Date: 20th & 21st July 2018
Place: Life Saving Professional Academy, Puchong.
Life Saving Pro Academy is Malaysia Safety Training Provider founded by a group of experience emergency responder who had great interest in pre-hospital care. The Academy is located at 19B, Jalan PU 7/3, Taman Puchong Utama, 47100 Puchong, Selangor. They started their life saving journey since 2000 and till this date, they had train more than 10,000 qualified first aiders. Their dream is to train at least one Life Saver in each department for every company/organization, which is very important to provide immediate care to victims and minimize further injuries at a work place.
The basic occupational first aid, CPR and AED training was conducted to provide employees the necessary tools and information they need to care for an ill or injured person, if necessary, until advanced help arrives. This 2 – day course enabled employees to gain adequate knowledge on first aid care for the needs of a workplace until professional emergency response arrives. When employees work in a low- hazard or high – hazard environment, they face a variety of risks such as shock, bleeding, poisonings, burns, temperature extremes, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies and distress. The training imitates those risks while employees might be in confined spaces and then samples the possible first aid emergencies which might be encountered in an organization. If the employees aren’t prepared to handle these types of injuries on all shifts and left untreated until an ambulance arrives, a victim’s condition may worsen, which leads to greater medical costs and loss of productivity. The training aims to avoid such occurrences and intends to ensure employees can be well prepared to face the hazardous mishaps that could happen during work.
The first day focused on the topic of the AED as they conducted a practical assessment, whereby the facilitator showed us the procedure on using the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a mannequin. An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically identifies heart rhythm and determine the most suitable therapeutic dosage of electric shock to be delivered to the heart that has just ceased its function. The program continued with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) which was demonstrated to the guests with proper explanation and procedures using a mannequin. After the demonstration, a practical assessment was held. All the participants were given opportunity to perform the CPR on a mannequin.
On the second day, the participants were involved in a mock- drill assessment. Whereby, employees were formed into two groups of both first-aiders and victims, each consisting of 12 individuals. Accident scenes were created, victims with small wound, spinal injury, amputated fingers and many more as the first-aiders are assigned to work in teams and help provide care for the victims until the ambulance arrives. This exercise in a way worked as a form of teambuilding as well as it encouraged teamwork. The session ended with the participants taking an exam which consists of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) and were provided lunch later.
The event ended at 1.30 p.m. with closing speech from the facilitators. Everyone had a great time and gained knowledge from the training.