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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

First Responder training

Submitted by Michaela Sholes

Melissa and I thoroughly enjoyed working with the girls and Patricia on our Rural Community Health Education First Responder (RCHEFR) course this past week! Modeled after the WMI/NOLS course, the girls received intensive training in the Patient Assessment System, Wound Management, Splinting, and a number of other Illness/Injury identification issues. Many thanks to Melissa for helping write up the curriculum to include practical and written quizzes, as well as develop detailed handouts. We had a great time running scenarios (and scaring poor Patricia with our well-acted illness/injuries) and having group discussions. The girls seem to be enjoying their newfound skill sets as they have been religiously checking each visitor’s BP, heart and respiratory rate! I am so excited for them to be able to begin using these new skills when they go into rural communities along the lake!

1 comment:

  1. I'm very glad to see the Patient Assessment System being covered in depth by Melissa. This is undoubtedly the most important thing for a first responder to use in their care. Well done!