The “Student Activities Department " in cooperation with the “UAE Red Crescent Authority”
organized on Monday (17/2/2014) a "First Aid" course for University staff and students,
with the aim of training them on the importance of dealing with emergencies, extraordinary
injuries and accidents.
"Ibrahim Muktar" Head of the “Sports Activities Unit-Male”, said that this course
is part of the Department's plan to raise the level of health awareness among university
staff and students, and to apprise them of the basics and rules of "First Aid", and
to protect themselves from exposure to health risks, the course included (20) participants
at the “Sports Activities" building on campus in the city of “Al Ain”.
Both the practical and the theoretical parts of the course were presented by the trainer
"Muhannad Al Moemen" from the “UAE Red Crescent Authority”, who emphasized the importance
of providing “First Aid” in a timely and correct manner, and by experienced trained
persons for maintaining the injured person’s life, and to minimize the aggravation
of the injury.
In turn he provided general advice, like; it is necessary to be calm, prevent a lot
of people to assemble, remove the injured person away from the source or cause of
danger, and then begin to assess the condition of the injured person, and collect
sufficient information about the cause of the injury and its symptoms from the patient
himself if conscious or from his family members present at the scene, if unconscious.
Organizer of the course, “Hany Taha" of the "Health Club" at the University, said
that the course succeeded in strengthening confidence and breaking the barrier of
fear of helping others and trying to save their lives as a result of injuries, such
as road accidents, fire, fractures, cases of fainting, drowning or others.
The participants were given a certificate of participation at the end of the course
from the “Authority”, which enables them to deal with road accidents as a paramedic
in coordination with the “Authority”.