12 December 2015 – Five staff from IMU conducted a Basic Life Support Training for eight youths from Ti-Ratana Welfare Society and 11 caregivers from Dignity for Children Foundation at the University’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. The five faculty members involved in this were Dr Lim Chooi Ling, Dr Niekla Survia Andiesta, Dr Sasikala Devi A. Amirthalingam, Dr Ranjit and Dr Nyunt Wai.
The aim of this course is to empower the attendees to save lives by training them in basic life support skills (CPR, rescue breathing, choking) in adults and infants. This refresher course is beneficial and should be conducted yearly as the caregivers tend to lose touch of these skills as time goes by.
The course was conducted via plenary session (PowerPoint presentation) and demonstration in interactive mode and various languages (English, Hokkien, Mandarin); video show, hands on practical training and informal individual assessment. The participants are enthusiastic to learn and with their enthusiasm, it is believed that the objective of this project has been achieved.