MONITOR HEALTHCARE LTD TRAIN AT FIRST CARDIOLOGY CONSULTANT (FCC) IKOYI AREA OF LAGOS.
Monitor Healthcare Limited (MHL) organized Basic Life Support (BLS) training for medical professionals in First Cardiology Consultants (FCC). The training commenced on Friday 18th of February and lasted for about 4 hours at First Cardiology Consultants, 20A Thompson Avenue. Ikoyi Lagos.
The training which had about Fifteen (15) medical staff of the company was carried out in compliance to NCDC and Lagos State’s approved standard for social gatherings. Number of participants for the training in the training hall was minimal, appropriate PPEs were made available and were used effectively, in a bid to limit the spread of infections.
Dr. Femi Ogunremi, the training director worked with his staffs to carry out the training at FCC. The training process starts with the registration and organization of participants. After participants are well seated, they are expected to fill a pre-training assessment form and the MCQ to test participants’ knowledge of resuscitation prior to the training.
The lead facilitator then gives a lecture stating the objectives of the training, its importance and key points to note about Basic Life Support (BLS). After the lecture, there is a demonstration/ practical by the facilitator/instructor on how to deliver Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use the AED.
The training for each session on daily basis, ended with a test (Multiple Choice Questions) and a skills assessment by the instructors during the practical, to ascertain knowledge gained from the training and feedback forms were filled by participants so as to review the impact of the training and areas that needs improvement.
The outcome of this training points out the need for more trained medical professional and even non-medical professionals on this basic lifesaving skills. It also shows the need for AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) in hospitals and strategic positions in the state and the need to ensure that the AEDs available in some hospitals are being used when needed.