With the aim of introducing Macau Red Cross to students, and to disseminate first aid skills during emergency situations, The Student Union of the University of Macau Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSSA) recently invited instructors from Macau Red Cross to organise a workshop about first aid knowledge and skills.

FHSSA believes that during emergency situations, administering immediate and correct first aid could mean the difference between life and death for the patients. Hence, this workshop was prepared to allow students to understand and learn critical lifesaving skills. Instructors from Macau Red Cross introduced various methods and techniques to handle different types of emergencies, including principles and techniques of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Through practical case studies, instructors helped students understand how to best respond to emergencies, providing practical guidance and advice, and invited students to demonstrate their skills to others. These cases not only showcased the practical application of first aid skills but also reinforced the importance of learning and mastering these life-saving skills.

Some students expressed that this workshop deepened their understanding of first aid, enabling them to calmly handle different kinds of emergency situations based on the circumstances. They also mentioned that through vivid examples and detailed explanations, the workshop helped them understand how to perform CPR and use an AED for individuals with no breathing or pulse. Furthermore, some students acknowledged the importance of acquiring first aid skills through this event, and realised that they could play a crucial role in critical situations that they may encounter in the future.

Source: The Student Union of the University of Macau Faculty of Health Sciences

Instructors share the techniques to handle different types of emergencies

Instructors demonstrate the techniques of AED and CPR

A group photo