Last November 11-15, 2019, the Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines and the International School of Asia and the Pacific conducted a training on Basic Life Support attended by Criminology, Nursing, and Physical Therapy Students. The five-day activity covered the Introduction to First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety Standards, Prevention and Protecting, Lifting and Moving, Basic Life Support and Management of Mass Casualty Incidence. The said event also covered simulation activities like Bandaging, Methods of Transfer and CPR. Basic Life Support techniques can be used in emergencies such as when victims appear to be choking or drowning.
According to the Philippine Red Cross, Basic Life Support is an emergency procedure that consists of recognizing respiratory or cardiac arrest and the proper application of CPR and to maintain life until a victim recovers or until advanced life support is available. It is also an immediate help provided to a sick or injured person.
The Philippine Red Cross conducted the activity to bring assistance and alleviate human suffering whenever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health to ensure safety for human beings.