April 16, 2012 1:48:10 am
Voice Vision an organisation that works for the blind conducted a first-aid training session for the visually impaired at the H K Institute of Managament at Jogeshwari on Sunday. The First-Aiders: Helping Yourself & Others,was a day-long workshop focusing on basics of first aid and consequently empowering the visually impaired to not only help themselves but also tend to others in the hour of need. As many as 50 doctors trained the 60-odd participants from across the state and neighbouring states.
The participants were taught the first-aid steps that are performed in case of snake bites,dog bites,bleeding,fractures and burns.A separate session was also carried out on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),emergency procedure to assist those suffering cardiac arrest. Mannequins and audiovisual aids were used to explain the process.
There is a prior preparation that needed to be done,such as sensitisation of doctors to deal with the visually impaired. We needed to focus on accessibilty in order to ensure that the training was a success. It was very touching to see both participants as well as volunteers to take back with them an enriching experience at the end of the day, said Susmeetha Bubna,founder director of Voice Vision.
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