IOM rolls out first basic First Aid and CPR Training with Micronesian Educators

Posted: 
08/14/12

As the vacation comes to an end schools have been preparing for
possible emergencies and disasters. From August 6 - 9, 2012, the
International Organization with Migration (IOM) in partnership with
Pohnpei State Department of Education (PDoE) conducted a four-day
first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training with
public school educators at the Department of Education Training
Center. Ms. Rihna Jimmy of the PDoE requested assistance from IOM
to conduct a basic first aid training, covering the treatment of
injuries, CPR exercises among other important topics.

Each day, the training center was filled with a new set of
educators, eager to absorb new information on how to protect the
welfare of their young learners. In total, 42 teaching staff in the
PDoE attended the training. In addition to Pohnpei Island, teaching
staff from the outer islands of Pingelap, Mwoakilloa, Sapwuahfik,
Nukuoro, and Kapingamarangi were in attendance.  The trainings
were given in one four-hour sessions.

First Aid Training materials (bandaging supplies and gloves)
were provided by IOM. The use of eight CPR mannequins and 60 face
barrier shields were generously donated by MAHI International, a
local partner of IOM

The training was administered by Mr. Rick Herman, Emergency
Response Adviser for IOM based in Pohnpei.  The training was
delivered under the Climate Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction,
and Education (CADRE) Program. The CADRE Program is being
implemented by IOM on behalf of the Australian Agency for
International Development (AusAID). The Program aims to build the
resilience of vulnerable communities in the FSM and the RMI to
climate change and climate-induced natural hazards. During the
training, Mr. Herman was able to teach participants about bleeding
control, bandaging, proper donning and doffing techniques for
gloves, impalements, special considerations in
head/neck/chest/abdominal wounds, burns, bone fractures, and
CPR.

Throughout the course, the teaching staff were engaged and
actively demonstrated their skills in the administration of First
Aid and CPR. Ms Jimmy commented: “PDoE would like all
teaching staff to be refreshed in these important topics so that
they are ready to respond to emergency medical
incidents.”

For further information contact:

IOM Micronesia

Tel.:(691) 320 – 8735/95

Website: "http://micronesia.iom.int/" target=
"_blank">http://micronesia.iom.int/

IOM in partnership with Pohnpei State Department of Education (PDoE) conducts a four-day first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training with public school educators at the Department of Education Training Center. © IOM 2012