Four day Basic First Aid training was conducted by Asal Chhimekee Nepal from 29th Sept to 2nd Oct 2019 in Pokhara. 11 female and 13 male from Pokhara participated in the training. The training was facilitated by Nepal Red Cross. Participants learned first aid CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), first aid for bandage, burns, nosebleed, snake bite, dressing of wounds and cuts. They also learned to make stretcher at home to carry injured or sick people to hospital with stabilize their condition. Lastly, first aid boxes were also provided to the participants.
The main objective of the training was to deliver knowledge and skill so that in future they will be member of Task Force Team (A group of expertise to take action in disaster response) and will contribute in disaster preparedness and response. In addition, this training will help to build resilience of individual and communities in their daily lives.
Sara Gurung (Participant) said that ‘I used to think after first aid treatment we don’t need to visit hospital, but today I understood that first Aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from any serious or minor illness or injury, to preserve life, prevent further harm and to promote recovery until any medical treatment is available’.