Summer Vacations & Learning First Aid

When an Emergency Strikes, 

Will You Be Ready to Save a Life?

May be or may be not???

Falls, burns, and accidental poisoning are some of the most common household emergencies. If one of these accidents occurs in your home, is your family prepared to respond?

While you can’t predict when an emergency will occur, you can be prepared. In less time than you think, First Aid to Save a Life can give you the vital knowledge and lifesaving skills that you might need around the home. It includes time for tailored/bespoke content that can be specific to you.

Parents aren’t the only ones who should learn and practice lifesaving skills. Most school-aged children can and should learn basic first aid and CPR. When an accident occurs, they’ll be better prepared to help a sibling, parent, or grandparent.

Our courses include hands-on practice and follow the same procedures medical professionals use to identify injuries or ailments. Our instructor will also teach your family how to manage injuries when a first aid kit isn’t available. For example, a t-shirt can be used to manage bleeding, and a magazine can be used to splint a fracture.

Family time is important, but it can be a challenge to find an activity that’s engaging for everyone. Learning how to help each other in an emergency can be a great way for families to bond and gain valuable skills. So we are offering courses separately at your location to fit your family’s schedule.

Family First Aid Training training will teach you to:

  • How to stop bleed
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims
  • Care for heart attack / pain in chest / sudden cardiac arrest
  • Care for unconscious but breathing person
  • Perform CPR
  • Burns treatment
  • Basic bandaging
  • Poisoning
  • Electrocution
  • Allergic reactions
  • Drowning
  • Falls
  • And other family-specific needs

This training program is designed specifically for families. Now you and your family members can learn to provide the best care possible in your own home/venue when it’s convenient for you.

Why this course?

82% of parents would not know what to do if their child started chokingburned themselves or even stopped breathing. Do you know?

Do you know the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack?

83% of minors and young adults would feel more confident helping those around them if they were taught First Aid.

70% of out-of-hospital (OHCA) cardiac arrest occurs at home/residence. Do you know what CPR/AED is? Do you know CPR for adult/child/infant or how to use AED?

85% of minor and young children drowned in their home/residence. Do you know how to save them in future?

Falls, burns & poisoning are among the leading causes of death and injuries of children up to the age of 14. Do you know how to stop bleeding or administer required first aid?

First Aid for parents is essential, it is vital to know what to do in an emergency situation.  You are kindly requested to disseminate this flyer to others so that they can positively participate in this training program.

Course Scheduling:

You can join our open enrollment course. Courses can be taught separately at your location to fit your family’s schedule.

And remember….

First Aid is for everyone, everywhere.

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How to Stay Healthy around Pets

Animals provide many benefits to people.

Many people interact with animals in their daily lives, both at home and away from home. Animals provide food, fiber, livelihoods, travel, sport, companionship, and education for people across the globe.

However, animals can sometimes carry harmful germs that can spread to people and cause illness – these are known as zoonotic diseases or zoonoses. And they can also cause serious harm or fatal injuries those are observed during every Eid ul Adha festival.

What can you do to protect yourself and your family?

  • Always wash your hands—and your child’s—after handling or being around animals or their waste, food, or supplies (like cages, water bowls, toys, beds, leashes, etc.). This is especially important before handling baby bottles and pacifiers or holding infants.

 

  • Choose the right pets for your household. Do some research before getting a new pet. Children under 5 years of age, adults over 65 years of age, and anyone with a weakened immune system should not have contact with rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and poultry.

 

  • Don’t kiss, snuggle, or hold rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and poultry close to your face. These animals are more likely to spread germs.

 

  • Always supervise children around pets. Don’t let them kiss their pets, hold pets close to their faces, or allow pets to lick their face or mouth.

 

  • Keep pets and their supplies out of the kitchen or other areas where you prepare, serve, or eat food.

 

  • Clean up after animals properly.
    • Scoop cat litter daily (especially if anyone in the home is pregnant) and change it at least twice weekly. Pregnant women should not clean cat litter.
    • Always remove dog waste from private and public spaces.
    • Clean cages, habitats, and supplies outside the home when possible to avoid contaminating surfaces. If that is not possible, then clean them in a laundry sink or bathtub and then disinfect that area immediately afterwards.

 

  • Avoid rough play with animals to prevent bites and scratches. Teach children to play with animals appropriately. Do not let small children near pets that are eating.

 

  • Clean bites and scratches immediately with soap and water and seek medical care if the wound is serious or becomes red, painful, warm, or swollen; the animal appears sick; or if you don’t know the vaccination status of the animal.

 

  • Enjoy wildlife from a safe distance to avoid illness and injury

 

 

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)

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Zoonotic Disease (Zoonoses) and Qurbani

Zoonotic diseases

(also known as zoonoses) are caused by germs that spread between animals and people.

child feeding goat

Animals provide many benefits to people. Many people interact with animals in their daily lives, both at home and away from home. Animals provide food, fiber, livelihoods, travel, sport, companionship, and education for people across the globe. Millions of households in the Pakistan are in live stock business or have one or more pets. Majority come into contact with animals during Eid ul Adha and many others during occasional settings like urban or rural settings, during travel, while visiting animal exhibits, or while enjoying outdoor activities.

However, animals can sometimes carry harmful germs that can spread to people and cause illness – these are known as zoonotic diseases or zoonoses. Zoonotic diseases are caused by harmful germs like viruses, bacterial, parasites, and fungi. These germs can cause many different types of illnesses in people and animals, ranging from mild to serious illness and even death. Animals can sometimes appear healthy even when they are carrying germs that can make people sick, depending on the zoonotic disease.

Zoonotic diseases are very common, both in the Pakistan and around the world. Scientists estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people can be spread from animals, and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.

How do germs spread between animals and people?

Because of the close connection between people and animals, it’s important to be aware of the common ways people can get infected with germs that can cause zoonotic diseases. These can include:

Direct contact: Coming into contact with the saliva, blood, urine, mucous, feces, or other body fluids of an infected animal. Examples include petting or touching animals, and bites or scratches.

Indirect contact: Coming into contact with areas where animals live and roam, or objects or surfaces that have been contaminated with germs. Examples include aquarium tank water, pet habitats, chicken coops, barns, plants, and soil, as well as pet food and water dishes.

Vector-borne: Being bitten by a tick, or an insect like a mosquito or a flea.

Foodborne: Each year, 1 in 6 person get sick from eating contaminated food. Eating or drinking something unsafe, such as unpasteurized (raw) milk, undercooked meat or eggs, or raw fruits and vegetables that are contaminated with feces from an infected animal. Contaminated food can cause illness in people and animals, including pets.

Waterborne: Drinking or coming in contact with water that has been contaminated with feces from an infected animal.

Who is at a higher risk of serious illness from zoonotic diseases?

Anyone can get sick from a zoonotic disease, including healthy people. However, some people are more at risk than others and should take steps to protect themselves or family members. These people are more likely than others to get really sick, and even die, from infection with certain diseases. These groups of people include:

  • Children younger than 5
  • Adults older than 65
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Pregnant women

What can you do to protect yourself and your family from zoonotic diseases?

People can come in contact with animals in many places. This includes at home and away from home, in places like petting zoos, fairs, schools, stores, parks and animal for qurbani at your home. Insects, like mosquitoes and fleas, and ticks bite people and animals day and night. Thankfully, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family from zoonotic diseases.

  • Keep hands clean. Washing your hands right after being around animals, even if you didn’t touch any animals, is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
    • Many germs are spread by not washing hands properly with soap and clean, running water.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Because hand sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs, it is important to wash your hands with soap and water if they are available.
  • Prevent bites from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.
  • Learn more about ways to handle food safely—whether it’s for yourself or your family, your pet, or other animals.
  • Be aware of zoonotic diseases and keep an eye on live stock department’s alerts in this regard.
  • Avoid bites and scratches from animals.
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UV Radiation & Sun Safety

Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. You can work and play outside without raising your skin cancer risk by protecting your skin from the sun.

Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. UV rays are an invisible kind of radiation that comes from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps. UV rays can damage skin cells.

Protection from UV rays is important all year, not just during the summer. UV rays can reach you on cloudy and cool days, and they reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow. UV rays tend to be strongest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The UV Index forecasts the strength of UV rays each day. If the UV index is 3 or higher in your area, protect your skin from too much exposure to the sun.

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Your Budget, Our First Aid Services

We at First Aid to Save a Life want to partner, build, and overcome with you to create a safer workplace for all your employees.

We will do our best to offer the best quality first aid training within your budget. So you give us your budget estimation and we do our best to offer the most favorable ROI to you and quality first aiders. Rest assured the quality of training shall never be compromised.

To share your training requirements do contact us:

faisal@firstaidtosavealife.com         /         0092 345 5656307

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Drowning: A Serious Public Health Issue

Drowning

is a serious public health problem. Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. There are an estimated 236 000 annual drowning deaths worldwide. More children ages 1–4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects. Global estimates may significantly underestimate the actual public health problem related to drowning. Children, males and individuals with increased access to water are most at risk of drowning.

Drowning can happen in seconds and is often silent. It can happen to anyone, any time there is access to water.

Children:

Children ages 1–4 have the highest drowning rates. Most drownings in children 1–4 happen in swimming pools. Drowning can happen anytime, including when children are not expected to be near water, such as when they gain unsupervised access to pools. Fatal drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes for children ages 1–14.

Males:

Nearly 80% of people who die from drowning are male. Many factors might contribute to higher rates of drowning among males, including increased exposure to water, risk-taking behaviors, and alcohol use.

In many countries, drowning is one of the main causes of preventable death for children under 12 years old. In the Punjab, Pakistan in 2020, 1488 people died from drowning. In Asia suffocation and drowning were the leading causes of preventable death for children under five years of age; a 2008 report by UNICEF found that in Bangladesh, for instance, 46 children drown each day.

There are many organizations which categorised drowning into five different types: near drowning, dry drowning, freshwater drowning, salt water drowning and secondary drowning. But there is consensus in World Health Organization (WHO) that such terms should no longer be used.

Prevention:

It is estimated that more than 85% of drownings could be prevented by supervision, training in water skills, technology, and public education. The WHO recommends training the general public in first-aid for the drowned, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and to behave safely when in the water. Your first aid and CPR skills could save someone’s life in the time it takes for paramedics to arrive. Many organizations like First Aid to Save a Life offer first aid and CPR training courses, both online (blended) and in-person.

BE ALERT when near the water resource and prepare yourself to learn how to stay safe and BE A LIFESAVER.

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Pakistan Life Saver Program: Bleeding Control & BLS Workshops

First Aid to Save a Life is pleased to offer most extensive workshops on March 28th in Karachi to teach lifesaving skills based workshops [BLS + Bleeding Control] to save lives.

Our hands, an ultimate tool, can do so many things, one of the most important use could be to perform lifesaving interventions in the form of CPR and put a stop to bleed. Join our hands-on training based on latest guidelines and focusing on learning by doing.

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. Over 5 million people die annually in the world because of unintentional injuries. As many as 22% of those lives can be saved by putting a stop to the bleed. It is important that as many people as possible survive their injuries if they sustain trauma.  The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of surviving that injury.

The rate of survival of out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest (OHCA) was 0% after 2 months of hospital discharge in Karachi. Performing BLS skills correctly in the field can make all the difference to your team and your community. By ensuring scene safety and treatment protocols are being adhered to, you can not only help protect your teams, but deliver the care your community needs – when they need it most. A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any age, anytime, anywhere. So are you prepared to save a life?

Our Basic Life Support (BLS) workshop trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED and offer care to relief choking.

28Mar21 BLS KHI 3

In our hands-on approach, students participate in scenarios and learning stations.

Course Content
• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• Chain of Survival
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants.

Our External Hemorrhage Control Workshop is designed for civilians of all ages and medical students who are interested in learning this basic and lifesaving training. We have specialized trainers for hemorrhage control for variety of wounds like upper/lower extremity with realistic wound and bleeding simulation helps to improve pre-hospital patient care training with instructional and hands-on training.

28Mar21 Bleeding Control KHI 2

We have limited seats to maintain the quality of training so don’t wait for last day. The fee includes refreshment, quick card and certification.

These workshops are open for ages 15 & over. Pre registration is must. A complete workshop worth only 4 hours. 

This is going to be a learning by doing session where you can call upon your family, friends & colleagues to challenge in CPR skills. So learning with fun filled competition. I hope you spread the word & bring along more challengers who are willing to learn life saving skills – CPR & anti-choking care.

Other programs in Karachi:

First Aid, CPR and AED on March 27th

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Pakistan Life Saver Program: Bleeding Control & BLS Workshops

Our hands, an ultimate tool, can do so many things, one of the most important use could be to perform lifesaving interventions in the form of CPR and put a stop to bleed. Join our hands-on training based on latest guidelines and focusing on learning by doing.

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. Over 5 million people die annually in the world because of unintentional injuries. As many as 22% of those lives can be saved by putting a stop to the bleed. It is important that as many people as possible survive their injuries if they sustain trauma.  The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of surviving that injury.

The rate of survival of out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest (OHCA) was 0% after 2 months of hospital discharge in Karachi. Performing BLS skills correctly in the field can make all the difference to your team and your community. By ensuring scene safety and treatment protocols are being adhered to, you can not only help protect your teams, but deliver the care your community needs – when they need it most. A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any age, anytime, anywhere. So are you prepared to save a life?

First Aid to Save a Life is pleased to offer most extensive workshops on March 28th in Karachi to teach lifesaving skills based workshops [BLS + Bleeding Control] to save lives.

Our Basic Life Support (BLS) workshop trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED and offer care to relief choking.

In our hands-on approach, students participate in scenarios and learning stations.

Course Content
• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• Chain of Survival
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants.

 

 

Our External Hemorrhage Control Workshop is designed for civilians of all ages and medical students who are interested in learning this basic and lifesaving training. We have specialized trainers for hemorrhage control for variety of wounds like upper/lower extremity with realistic wound and bleeding simulation helps to improve pre-hospital patient care training with instructional and hands-on training.

 

We have limited seats to maintain the quality of training so don’t wait for last day. The fee includes refreshment, quick card and certification.

These workshops are open for ages 15 & over. Pre registration is must. A complete workshop worth only 4 hours. 

This is going to be a learning by doing session where you can call upon your family, friends & colleagues to challenge in CPR skills. So learning with fun filled competition. I hope you spread the word & bring along more challengers who are willing to learn life saving skills – CPR & anti-choking care.

 

Other programs in Karachi:

First Aid, CPR and AED on March 26th & 27th

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Pakistan Life Saver Program: Bleeding Control & BLS Workshops

Our hands, an ultimate tool, can do so many things, one of the most important use could be to perform lifesaving interventions in the form of CPR and put a stop to bleed. Join our hands-on training based on latest guidelines and focusing on learning by doing.

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. Over 5 million people die annually in the world because of unintentional injuries. As many as 22% of those lives can be saved by putting a stop to the bleed. It is important that as many people as possible survive their injuries if they sustain trauma.  The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of surviving that injury.

The rate of survival of out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest (OHCA) was 0% after 2 months of hospital discharge in Karachi. Performing BLS skills correctly in the field can make all the difference to your team and your community. By ensuring scene safety and treatment protocols are being adhered to, you can not only help protect your teams, but deliver the care your community needs – when they need it most. A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any age, anytime, anywhere. So are you prepared to save a life?

First Aid to Save a Life is pleased to offer most extensive workshops on March 12th in Karachi to teach lifesaving skills [BLS + Bleeding Control] to save lives.

Our Basic Life Support (BLS) Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED and offer care to relief choking.

In our hands-on approach, students participate in scenarios and learning stations.

Course Content
• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• Chain of Survival
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants.

 

Our External Hemorrhage Control Workshop is designed for civilians of all ages and medical students who are interested in learning this basic and lifesaving training.

 

We have limited seats to maintain the quality of training so don’t wait for last day. The fee includes refreshment, quick card and certification.

These workshops are open for ages 15 & over. Pre registration is must. A complete workshop worth only 4 hours. 

This is going to be a learning by doing session where you can call upon your family, friends & colleagues to challenge in CPR skills. So learning with fun filled competition. I hope you spread the word & bring along more challengers who are willing to learn life saving skills – CPR & anti-choking care.

 

Other programs in Karachi:

First Aid, CPR and AED on March 26th & 27th

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Basic First Aid, CPR and AED | Hands-on Training

In a crisis you can make the difference! It could be significant and prove to save someone’s life, if you are trained and confident enough to offer immediate care.

Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this fact, more than thousand people in Pakistan are killed by extreme heat every year. This course provides helpful tips, information, and first aid care to help you stay safe in the extreme heat this summer.

Our programs put lifesaving skills in context with real-life scenarios students can relate to. The cornerstone of training is material available for hands-on learning and we ensure that students have ample time for learning on the best tools available.

Learning by doing enhances the skills and knowledge retention time and also builds the confidence to deal with the situation in reality. Join FATSAL in Karachi on March 26-27, 2021 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm to experience the learning by doing first aid training session to Save Lives!

National Course: The course fee is =8,500/- PKR per person inclusive of course notes, certification, refreshments & lunch.

MEDIC First Aid International (USA) Course: The course fee is =12,500/- PKR per person inclusive of course book, quick wallet card, MEDIC First Aid (USA) certification, refreshments and lunch.

Click here to download the sample course book.

This training program is designed specifically for the layman to learn first aid care which exceeds local and industry requirements. This course is based on the current guidelines for CPR and First Aid.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to understand and perform:

  • Role of the first aid care provider
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims – practical of anti-choking practices
  • Perform CPR – hands-on session
  • Recovery position – practical exercise
  • Use of AED – practical by participants
  • Give first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burn, fracture, eye injury, bleeding control, head, neck & back injuries, and heat & cold-related emergencies. There are a variety of scenarios for hands-on practice.
  • Manage sudden illnesses, heart attack, stroke, seizure, bites, poisoning, diabetics and many other topics.

This course will help students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency using CPR and first aid until more advanced help is available. Kindly remember that we have limited seats available so don’t wait for the last day. Do grab your mobile/system and finalize your registration as early as possible to confirm your participation.

Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you there to run the session for your organization.

 

To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life

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