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Qatar: QRC to Train School Students in First Aid


Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) on March 05 announced ‘I am a paramedic’ programme, providing first aid training for students of 19 schools in Al Shamal in the northern region of Qatar. The programme, sponsored by Ras Laffan Community Outreach Programme with QR1m, will start from the beginning of school year 2014-15, targeting students aged 10 to 17 year. “It will serve students in the northern region and follows on from a project launched by QRC in 2008-2009 that targeted 20 Independent schools in Qatar,” Rashid bin Saad Al Mohannadi, Director, QRC Al Khor Branch, told a press conference.
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Qatar: Qatar Exchange Holds First-Aid Training Workshop


Qatar Exchange is holding a first-aid training workshop in co-operation with Hamad International Training Centre. The 5-day workshop, which began on March 09 Sunday, has been organised in light of the keenness of the Qatar Exchange management to develop a healthcare culture among the staff, ensure a healthy professional environment and raise their awareness of safety and health tips. The workshop is being held with the participation of a large number of stock market employees and their family members. It includes various first-aid measures and best practices to deal with emergency cases such as heart attacks, respiratory failure, burns, fra
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Qatar: HMC Critical Care Paramedic Sheds Light on Importance of Public Awareness


Doha: With a response record of over 130,000 ambulance calls last year, Critical Care Paramedics (CCPs) working with Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service (HMCAS) not only need to have a passion for their work, but are also required to administer the best care possible within a critical time frame. But while CCP's are clinically trained, they also often rely on cooperation from the general public to do their job. A major challenge faced by paramedics is that sometimes other vehicles do not make space for ambulances to pass through the traffic easily. This can cause a delay in getting to the scene of a medical emergency to hel
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Qatar: Evacuation Drill Held in Dafna


The General Directorate of Civil Defence (GDCD) supervised an evacuation drill at the Qatar gas tower in Dafna on March 17 morning. The drill was conducted by the safety and security employees of the building. The proceedings started with a mock report on smoke detection on the 17th floor of the building, which was forwarded to the Operation Department and the Civil Defence Centre at Wadi Al-Sail. As the alarm went off, those working in the building were informed through loudspeakers to evacuate the building using emergency exits. The security staff at the premises supervised the evacuation and gathering at assembly point. The Civil De
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Qatar: Ambulance Service organises 'Help Us Help You' campaign


In an effort to raise awareness among children, adults and families about the necessary guidelines that must be followed in emergency situations, Hamad Medical Corporation  (HMC)’s Ambulance Service recently held a week-long campaign under the slogan “Help Us Help You” at Landmark mall. The campaign featured an educational booth where Ambulance Service staff encouraged visitors to learn about the “Know the 5 to Save a Life” initiative that stresses the five key steps the public should follow when they find themselves in emergencies or life-threatening situations. The steps to be followed are: cal
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