First Aid

Professional Consultant:  Dr. Makris
Teacher – Advisor: Mr. Vryzas

 

First Aid is the provision of immediate, basic assistance in the event of accident or sudden illness. It is likely that everyone will at one time or another be faced with such as situation and, as such, should be prepared to provide effective and appropriate assistance.  In this Club, students will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical training in: • Cardio-Respiratory Resuscitation (CPR) using a special training manikin, • the Heimlich Maneuver to clear the airway in the event of choking, • the treatment of surface and other wounds, • the immobilization of injured bones and joints using improvised splints, • the process of taking vital signs (measuring heart rate, respiration and blood pressure)   as well as  in the provision of appropriate first aid in case of injury, muscle strains, sprains, heavy bleeding, nose bleeds, burns, loss of consciousness, fainting, poisoning / intoxication, allergic reaction / anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest, animal or insect bite / sting, vehicle accident, electrocution and more.

Within the context of the Club, all students attend an accredited Provider Course on Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator (BLS/AED Provider Course), under the auspices of the Hellenic Society for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the supervision of Dr. Markris. Organization and participation costs are covered entirely by the College. Following the successful completion of this course, students receive Greek and International Certification as “BLS/AE Provider” from EEKAA and European Resuscitation Council (ERC) respectively.

 

Members will receive a special mask for providing DSA, a guide for administering first-aid guide in school and other relevant literature.

 

In order to ensure the active participation of all students, Club membership is limited to 25 students.  Priority will be given to 11th and 12th graders.  Selection will be by draw.