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CCP Academy First aid training
On 10th February 2021 CCP Medical department in conjunction with the social workers held a first aid training for CCP Academy learners, grade 3 to 7. The forty-minute training was held from 7:40am to 8:20am. The training was on chocking and what to do when someone is choking. The trainers explained chocking as some thing that happens when someone's airway suddenly gets blocked either fully or partially so that they can't breathe. Chocking was then divided into two, Mild and sever chocking. The trainers gave a disclaimer that the first aid was for children and adults over one year old. Mild chocking occurs when the airway is partially blocked. The person will usually be able to speak, cry, cough or breathe. If you think someone is chocking, ask them if they are chocking, if they can breathe, speak or cough or make any noise , then they need your help right away They'll usually be able to clear the blockage themselves. Incase of mild chocking, you can encourage the person to keep coughing to clear the blockage. Ask them to try and spit out the object if it's in the mouth. Do not put your fingers in their mouth, they may accidently bite you. If coughing doesn't help, start back blows. When chocking is severe, the person won't be able to speak, cry, cough or breathe. Without help they eventually become unconscious. To carry out a back blow on adult or child over 1 year old: Stand behind them and slightly to one side. Support their chest with one hand. Lean them forward so that the object blocking their airway will come out of their mouth, rather than moving further down. Give 5 sharp blows between their shoulder blades with the heel of your hand. Check if the blockage has cleared. If not give 5 abdominal thrusts. Abdominal thrusts are not done to babies under one year or expectant women. To carry out abdominal thrusts: Stand behind the person who is chocking. Place your arms around their waist and bend them forward. Clench one fist and place it right above you're their belly. Put the other hand on top of your fist and pull sharply inwards and upwards. Repeat 5 times. If the person's airway is still blocked after trying back blows and abdominal thrusts, get help immediately: call 999 and ask for an ambulance. Tell 999 that the person is chocking. Continue with the cycles of 5 back blows and 5 abdominal thrusts until help arrives. If they lose consciousness and aren't breathing you should start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with chest compressions. Get help if they have a persistent cough after chocking or if they feel something is still stuck in their throat. Abdominal thrusts cause serious injuries. A health professional such as a doctor should examine someone after they have received abdominal thrusts.
A trainer demonstrating to the class
A trainer interacting with his audience
Learners doing practical example
A trainer demonstrating how its done
This is how to do abdominal thrust
Learners pairing up for practical
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