Information Ministry Organizes Health Training Program

The Ministry of Information in cooperation with the Directorate General of Health Services in the Governorate of Muscat today organized a training program for the ministry’s staff in the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.

The aim of the program was to spread public knowledge about first aid among the community, integrate the community with the medical staff, provide staff with the skills of treatment and communication, increase public awareness of certain health risks and how to deal with them, as well as to overcome wrong practices that have become more common in society.

The program included many activities related to first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with the participation of trained and qualified national cadres, recognized by the American Heart Association.

During the program, the basic principles of first aid, including the duties of paramedic, patient safety, paramedics and medical emergencies, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator (AED) were reviewed.

The training program is organized by the Ministry of Information in cooperation with the Directorate General of Health Services in the Governorate of Muscat, represented by the Department of Development and Vocational Guidance, in conjunction with the American Heart Association International Campaign in the Middle East and North Africa which seeks to educate the community on how to deal with heart attack and assist them until access to emergency services.

Source: Oman News Agency