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Polaris Nepal Team Gets Trained!

June 15th, 2017

Polaris Nepal Team Gets Trained!

Our crew of 25 members went through an intensive 4-day training in Nepal. They were trained by experts including a medical doctor, the Nepal Police Force and the Nepal Armed Forces.

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Here is a list of all the items that were on their curriculum!

  • Organizations and course introductions including common hazards
  • Aims of disaster response group and first-aid.
  • Why learn first aid? Responsibilities of a first aid provider
  • Incident management safety
  • Infection control/victim triage (Break and will continue 3 and 4 days with Practical)
  • How to plan for mass-casualty disasters
  • Understanding Building and Equipment safety in disasters
  • Coordinating with Emergency Services and Authorities
  • Effective Communications for Public Health
  • Basic Search and Rescue
  • The primary survey: DRAB (Danger, Response, Airway and Breathing)
  • Basic Search and Rescue Cont.
  • Carrying Patient
  • How to plan for mass-casualty disasters
  • Practical Session (Search and Rescue)
  • Fire Emergencies
    Using Fire Extinguisher and Bucket Brigade
  • Victim Triage
  • Accident Injuries Case
  • Practical Session (Fire Emergencies)
  • Practical Session (Victim Triage)
  • Practical Session of 2 days training session
  • Taking a pulse
  • Taking a respiratory rate
  • The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
  • Heart attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Fractures
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Dog and Snake bites
  • Fainting
  • Nosebleeds
  • Wasp stings
  • The primary survey for children/babies: DRAB
  • Unconscious and breathing children/babies: the recovery position
  • Unconscious and not breathing children/babies: CPR
  • Choking
  • Meningitis
  • Asthma in children
  • Croup
  • Febrile seizures
  • Major bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor wounds
  • Classification of burns
  • Treatment of burns
  • Radio Communication
  • Victim Triage
  • Emergency Communication Numbers