Mangaluru: Post Graduate Department of Social Work and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya in collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine, Father Muller College organized a workshop on “Emergency Lifesaving Skills” for MSW students on Oct 25, 2023 at the Seminar Hall.
The resource person for the workshop was Dr Sudhir Prabhu H, Professor and HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Senior Instructor for Jeeva Raksha Emergency Comprehensive Life Skills course and Master trainer, First Responder Training Course of Government of India. Dr Divya Vincent, Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Dr Sweedle Fernandes, Intern at Father Muller Medical College assisted Dr Sudhir in conducting the programme.
Dr Sudhir explained the theoretical aspects of medical emergencies, differentiating between cardiac arrest and syncope/fainting, and other basics of various medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, choking, accidents and seizure attacks were explained in detail along with the ways to attend to a person in these emergencies. Thereafter, students were divided into six groups to practice immediate responses during choking, CPR for Cardiac Arrest and Tourniquet for severe blood loss in lower limb areas. Each student was trained to practise the above-mentioned life-saving skills.
Dr Sebastin KV, Dean Academics, Dr Meena Montero, Dean Research, Faculty Co-ordinator of the workshop Anuradha Shetty and Student Welfare Officers Jinsa Joseph and Angeline Ebinezar were present during the workshop.
Sona Prakash, Student Convenor compered the workshop. Amar Rai invoked God’s blessings. Shalon J Pais delivered a vote of thanks. 76 students and faculty members benefited from the workshop.