Report on School Health Program

As an outreach program, the First Year MSc Nursing students from Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, under the guidance of Dr Binu Margaret, Assistant Professor, and Dr Baby S Nayak, HoD, Department of Child Health Nursing, MCON, Manipal organized a virtual school health program on 25th August 2021, between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The main aim of the program was to create awareness on “First Aid” for the students of classes 8, 9, & 10 and faculty members of Green Park Central School, Hiriadka. The students and faculty members were sensitized on the preparedness and management of handling various emergencies that they encounter in their daily life activities through the Google meet platform.

Ms Prathima Shetty, faculty of Green Park Central School, welcomed the guests and the students. Mrs Shashikala, faculty coordinator of Green Park Central School gave an overview of the program.

Ms Smitha Jyothi Saldanha, I Year MSc Nursing student highlighted on the first aid measures during fainting, drowning, choking and in an unconscious state. She also demonstrated the resuscitation techniques for adult, child and infants and how to remove the foreign body from a choked person. Ms Meghna Pandit, I Year MSc Nursing student emphasized on the first aid measures for burns, wounds and bleeding. She also demonstrated how to apply different bandages. Ms Rashal Rashmi Martis, I Year MSc Nursing student, deliberated the session on first aid during bee stings and animal bites. The program was conducted with the discussion incorporating various videos and demonstration of the first aid measures for better understanding of the students. Around 100 students including faculty members participated in the program.

Mrs. Sandhya Shetty, Principal of the Green Park Central School urged the students to actively participate in the program. The program concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms Jyothi, Faculty of the Green Park Central School. A feedback was obtained from the participants. The faculty members and the students appreciated the sessions, expressed that it was useful for them, and was well organized.