In celebration of the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, Philppine Embassy in Madrid personnel underwent an intensive eight-hour Basic First Aid Training course at the Spanish Red Cross on 26 and 29 July 2016.
The two-day training equipped the participants with lessons and skills on first aid and basic life support, as well as the use of semiautomatic external defibrillators.
Twenty Embassy personnel benefitted from the training conducted by Ms. Esperanza Gemez, a certified First Aid trainer whose experience includes volunteer work in Tacloban during the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan.
The timely conduct of the training coincides with the passing of the “Samboy Lim Bill” into law as Republic Act No. 10871 or the Basic Life Support Training in Schools Act.
It can be recalled that doctors said that the basketball star’s chances of recovery would have been better if the people around him immediately after his heart attack had proper training to do Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR.