Eight personnel from the Pilot Bus Unification Project are better equipped to render medical assistance to those in need after recently completing the American Heart Association First Aid and CPR Training by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Medical Center Instructors.
Led by Petty Officer Terrance Arnette and Leading Woman Marine Tiffany Forbes, the course was conducted at the former Road Traffic Department, West Bay Street on Thursday November 7th 2019. It was designed to help participants preserve life until the patient receives higher medical attention.
Modules included Medical Emergency, Injury Emergency and Environmental Emergency with topics such as External Bleeding and Treatment of various types of Wounds, Treating Strokes, Heart Attack, Choking and Seizures.
Led by Project Manager Marvin Clarke, the workshop comprised of bus drivers and dispatchers, whose duties allow them to interact daily with the general public. The First Aid class is one of several workshops in which the participants are gaining knowledge and experience.
Emitte Bootle, a participant said that the course was “excellent because although I did a similar course 10 years ago, some of the information are new to me, which I can use in my daily life”, said Bootle. “I have a daughter who is a doctor, and she is always encouraging me to stay current with my First Aid lessons, so I am glad I was able to do this workshop”.
The RBDF Medical Center is headed by Dr. Dervin Johnson, an RBDF Senior Enlisted.
(RBDF Photos by Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle)