First Aid and CPR Training Programme

The First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR training is a very useful and beneficial basic training that should be practised and spread among the community. Speaking at the closing of the First Aid and CPR Training Programme for residents of Mukim Melilas and Mukim Sukang yesterday morning, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health said the training is in preparation for an critical or emergency situation in daily life or in the event of an accident or disaster. The closing ceremony was held at the Rumah Panjang Julangan Titah in Kampung Melilas, Ulu Belait.

Among other things the Minister said first aid is the first response treatment given with the intention of saving lives. It is also intended to stabilise the patient and avoid injuries from becoming more serious or worsening. Yang Berhormat said the first aid given as first response treatment can enhance the survival of accident victims before any further medical intervention or treatment is provided by Medical Professionals of the Ambulance Paramedics team or emergencies services at health facilities. Meanwhile, the CPR training, Yang Berhormat said, is an emergency procedure to maintain blood and oxygen circulation of a person suffering cardiac arrest or heart attack where the heart stopped and did not function normally. The Minister said the CPR procedure can save life by maintaining continuous supply of oxygen to the brain until the patient receives more specific treatment from Medical Professionals.

53 residents of Mukim Melilas and Mukim Sukang underwent the training which was organised by the Ministry of Health with the cooperation of Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Also in attendance was Haji Abdul Manap bin Haji Othman, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health.

At the event, several "Automated External Defibrillator" or AED equipment and First Aid Kits were presented to Awang Haji Mohd Noh bin Datu Maharaja Setia Dian, Acting Penghulu of Mukim Sukang for use in emergencies by to the residents of the two mukims.

Source: Radio Television Brunei