Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Basic Life Support and First Responder Training Program

Yearly, I pledge to myself that I should learn a new thing or two. Since I won an Informatics scholarship worth 10,000 pesos from Chuvaness last year, maybe I'll be taking up a short course in Informatics. Still deciding what to take though .

Anyway, for all of you (I already took this 2 years ago), I suggest you take the training for Basic Life Support. I tell you, this is going to be worth it! For 500 pesos only, you would learn:
- FBAO (How to remove Foreign Body Airway Obstruction)
- Rescue Breathing
- Cardio-Pulmonary-Cerebral Resuscitation. (a.k.a. CPR)
- PLUS! Tons of other first aid basics!

Basic Life Support according to Wikipedia is, a level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening illness or injury until the patient can be given full medical care. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, and by laypersons who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided without medical equipment. (Click here to read more)

Basic Life Support (BLS) is a 16-hour course and will start on March 6 and 7, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday)

Venue of the First Responder Training Program is the Hospital of the Infant Jesus Auditorium (6th Floor) Laong Laan cor. Lacson St. Manila.

Training Fee: 500 pesos for the entire course. Certificate upon completion

You know why those skills are important?

If you watch the video I embeded below (real life, unedited), the by-standers think that they are helping the victims of the motorcycle accident (Malvar) BUT, they are actually causing more harm.

This will not only be a new learning for you but, you might save a life or two by attending this training. What is 500 pesos for a 2-day training? You would be getting a certificate after.

If, by any chance you have attended and passed the Basic Life Support training (BLS), I suggest you attend this next course,


This is the First Responder Training Program (Prerequisite: Basic Life Support).

A certified first responder is a person who has completed a course and received certification in providing pre-hospital care for medical emergencies. They have more skill than someone who is trained in basic first aid but they are not a substitute for advanced medical care rendered by emergency medical technicians, emergency physicians, nurses, or paramedics. The term "certified first responder" is not to be confused with "first responder", which is a generic term referring to the first medically trained responder to arrive on scene (police, fire, EMS). (Click here to read more)

FRTP is a 56-hour course and will start on April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23 2010 (7 Sundays)

Venue of the First Responder Training Program is the Hospital of the Infant Jesus Auditorium (6th Floor) Laong Laan cor. Lacson St. Manila.

Training Fee: 1800 pesos for the entire course. Certificate upon completion

Training course coverage:
- Wider topics on Soft-tissue injuries
- Muscolo-skeletal injuries
- Emergency childbirth
- Advance airway management
- Incident Command System
- Patient Assessment

The Fire Emergency Paramedic Assistance Group (F.E.P.A.G.), a volunteer fire EMS and rescue group initiated the First Responders Training to various volunteer fire brigades which then led to the formation of formal EMS system. For the 13th consecutive year, the F.E.P.A.G. First Responders Course will accept participants from various civic organizations and communication groups.