Basic Life Skills Workshop

July 21, 2023


On the momentous occasion of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) and 125th Birth Anniversary of our visionary founder Dr. T.M.A. Pai, Pharmacy Literacy Club (PLC), Centre for Public Health Pharmacy, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, MAHE, Manipal was organized ‘Basic Life Skills Workshop’ in association with Tempus Pretioso: Emergency Medicine Enthusiast Club of Kasturba Medical College at 4.30 pm on 21 July 2023 at MCOPS.

Tempus Pretioso and PLC volunteers demonstrated and provided hands-on training on CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation), Heimlich Manoeuvre (In choking), splinting, hypoglycaemia and dehydration management, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Gastric lavage. The workshop began with introductory presentations on CPR, using AED, the Heimlich manoeuvre, and splinting. The participants were then divided into 4 groups and rotated through demonstrations of the techniques that had been explained before. In the demo rounds, the participants could practice the demonstrated life skills on dummies, in simulations of real-life situations. The demonstrations were followed by very interactive presentations on first aid for dehydration and hypoglycaemia, compression bandaging, and seizures. The event was attended by 90 students and staff of the MCOPS and other institutions. The participants were equipped with the skills that could potentially help them save a life if the situation arose.