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First aid training for CCP Academy
CCP medical department partnered with the sponsorship department to do a first aid training for CCP Academy students on fainting. The 40-minute training was done for grades 3 to 7 by the social workers. Fainting or syncope is a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness. It is usually due to lack of oxygen reaching the brain. Fainting is the body's way of preserving oxygen in the brain. It usually results from problems with the lungs or blood circulation or carbon monoxide poisoning. If blood levels drop too low, the body immediately starts to shut down non vital parts to direct resources to vital organs. When the brain detects lower levels of oxygen, breathing will speed up to increase the levels. The heart rate will also increase, so that more oxygen reaches the brain. This reduces the blood pressure in the other parts of the body. The brain receives extra blood at the expense of other body areas. Hyperventilation plus hypertension may result in short term loss of consciousness, muscle weakening and fainting. Fainting may be triggered by one of several reasons. One, an unpleasant smell or shocking image such as seeing blood. Secondly, sudden exposure to an unpleasant sight or experience. Abrupt emotional upset such as receiving tragic news may also trigger fainting. Extreme embarrassment and standing still for a long time as well as being in a hot, stuffy environment for a long time. Other triggers of fainting include dehydration, uncontrolled diabetes, some medications, alcohol and anemia. Symptoms of fainting are the events leading up to fainting. They include; one, feeling of heaviness in the legs. Two, blurred or tunnel vision and confusion. Three, feeling warm or hot. Four, lightheadedness, dizziness and nausea. Other symptoms are nausea, sweating, vomiting and yawning. After helping the students understand fainting, the social workers went ahead to train on what to do when someone faints. People who feel themselves becoming faint should find a safe place to sit or lie down, place their head between their legs while sitting down and stand up slowly. When you notice someone is fainting or about to faint, you can intervene by helping the person lie down on their back. If they are breathing, raise their legs 12 inches above heart level to restore blood flow to the brain. Loosen all belts, ties, collars and any other form of restrictive clothing. When the person regains consciousness, do not get them up too quickly. If they remain unconscious for more than a minute, put them into recovery position and get emergency medical help. One should seek medical assistance if they experience chest pains or an irregular pounding heartbeat before loss of consciousness, have a history of heart disease , fainting caused an injury , if fecal or urinary incontinence occurred before fainting , if they experience recurring episodes of fainting , if they have diabetes or were unconscious for more than a few minutes before fainting
Grade 3 ready for an activity
Grade 4 listening to the teacher
A trainer explaining her points
A trainer asking aquestion
Grade 7 during the training
A student writing notes
A trainer giving instructions
Demonstrating fainting with the students
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