The National Archives Organizes a Lecture on First Aid

The National Archives Organizes a Lecture on First Aid

The National Archives Organizes a Lecture on First Aid

In conjunction with the International Day of Occupational Health and Safety, the National Archives organized a lecture on first aid in cooperation with the General Directorate of Emergency and Public Safety of Abu Dhabi Police. The lecture aimed at providing participants with the basic principles of first aid and their applications in accidents, and at raising their awareness of safety requirements inside and outside the workplace.
The lecture started by defining first aid as an urgent medical service, which is provided with minimal or zero resources immediately after accidents pending the arrival of the competent authorities at the accident scene in order to save lives, reduce complications and improve the condition of the injured. The lecture dealt with the first level in first aid, and explained to the participants the basic principles of first aid: Breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in adults, children and infants, the suffocation that may occur to people of all ages, cardiac arrest, DC shocking by defibrillator, dealing with life-threatening injuries such as bleeding, fractures, burns and diabetic coma, and ways of reviving unconscious persons.
The lecture described the general aim of training, which is the presence of first-aiders or paramedics everywhere to provide health care in emergencies and the replacement of some of the wrong practices with scientific skills to increase the chances of survival of the injured. Then the lecture discussed the principles and basic steps for providing first aid in emergencies.
The lecture combined theory and practice, and included videos and practical training. A large number of staff members attended this lecture, which was held at the National Archives premises, because of its importance in terms of safety standards, especially in the NA work environment, which includes staff members, trainees, customers, workers and visitors.