ActionAid imparts training to youth volunteers


Bhubaneswar: At least 40 women and youth leaders were trained on different aspects of rescue and first aid on Tuesday here.

ActionAid with the support of Motorola Solution Foundation organized two-day training as part of the efforts to ensure public safety and build a team of volunteers at community level that will be a helping hand to the community in emergency situations and any kind of disasters.

The 40 women and youth leaders hail from the most disaster prone areas from three blocks – Jagatsinghpur and Ganjam districts.

The participants provided with training on various components of rescue and first aid like how to deal with emergency, first aid and the law, universal precautions, DRABC approach for assessment of danger, response, airway, breathing and circulation before providing first aid care to any injured persons among others.

Technique of clearing a foreign body obstructing airway, Basic Life Support (BLS) techniques of breath rescue, cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and recovery positions; trauma management, bleeding control and soft tissue injuries; fractures (use of splint and bandages); shock management; burns; dressing-types and process; bandage- use of triangular; roller; creep bandages for injury to different parts of the body were also demonstrated.

ActionAid programme officer BN Durga, Pradip Kumar Mohapatra of St Jhon Ambulance, UAA secretary Managarj Panda attended the training programme.

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