On 7 and 8 November 2013, PPB organised a 2-day First Aid and CPR Course for 25 staff at Crown Regency Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The course is certified by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health and facilitated by Academy of Safety and Emergency Care Sdn Bhd (ASEC), and designed to train a layperson to become a fully qualified First Aider to provide competent help and care to the injured or ill during an emergency.
The course covered treatment for choking; shock; bleeding and wounds; burns and scalds; bone, muscle and extremity injuries and spinal injuries. The participants underwent skill assessments for basic life support, recovery position and airway obstruction besides a mock drill on complicated emergency situations. They also sat for a written assessment before being awarded the Certificate of Proficiency and Course Completion Card, recognized in Malaysia and internationally as a certified First Aider for 2 years.
The entire course was set in a fun and light mood which made it enjoyable for participants to gain knowledge on First Aid and CPR, to enable them to provide aid to anyone in emergency situations.