Lahore:The Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 has conducted a three days training workshop to impart training of Basic Life Support to the students of King Edward Medical University, Lahore. As many as 250 students were trained on Initial assessment of patient, rescue breathing, treatment of foreign body airway obstruction, cardio pulmonary resuscitation and management of spinal injury patients. The training organized at KEMU auditorium by the International federation of Medical students’ associations was the sixth in the series of BLS courses for KEMU students.
The specially designed training course was conducted by the Community Training wing of the Service and students were imparted hands on training through practical exercises for management of emergencies along with theoretical lectures. Medical students appreciated expertise of Rescue Instructors who imparted training of life saving measures using mannequins.
Dr. Rizwan Naseer, Director General PES appreciated the learning spirit of medical students for taking initiative and organizing such a useful training of life saving skills. He expressed his satisfaction that the Emergency training initiated by Rescue 1122 in the long neglected field of emergency management has now reached international standard within a short span of time and the service is conducting training for other organization such as KEMU, Social Security Hospital, College of Dentistry and Motorway Police, LUMS, Lahore University and Girl Guide Association etc.