Lab Assistants & Managerial Staff Given First Aid Info - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS
LUMS Emergency Medical Services continuing with its purpose of imparting first-aid knowledge to ‘one and all’ conducted its 4th and 5th workshop on Tuesday April 16, 2013 and Friday April, 19, 2013 for biology lab instructors and managerial staff at LUMS. The workshops were part of the series of workshops arranged throughout the semester for all students and working staff at LUMS.
Lab instructors are prone to different trauma-related emergency situations throughout the year and therefore, require a proper training in first-aid to avoid serious damages to personal or other people’s health. Supported by Dr. Muhammad Tariq, Head of Department, the workshop was a successful experience for trainers and lab instructors both. The focus of the workshop broiled down to open/closed wounds, burns and poisoning. Following the lectures, demonstrations on how to control bleeding were also conducted.
Head of General Administration, Colonel Amer Khan supported the second initiative of holding a workshop for the managerial staff at LUMS. The material of this workshop was far broader than any of the previous workshops, delving into both trauma and medical emergencies. The lecture began with a general explanation of the various vitals and how to check them, progressing on to trauma emergencies such as severe bleeding and impaled objects. The workshop concluded with an in-depth collection of medical emergencies such as heart attack, stroke and anaphylaxis. The staff attentively listened to the lecture, frequently questioning the reason of a certain method. Following the lecture was a brief demonstration on how to handle unconscious patients and how to adequately handle impaled object emergencies.