MLCU holds ‘First Aid in Tourism’ workshop

SHILLONG: The Department of Tourism and Travel Management, Martin Luther Christian University in collaboration with the Department of Allied Health Sciences conducted a two-day workshop on ‘First Aid in Tourism’ that concluded on Wednesday.
The programme was attended by the students of the department as well as the students and faculties from ICFAI University and Lady Keane College.
The main objective of the workshop was to acquaint the participants with the correct methods of administering first aid and handling medical emergencies that often occur during travelling.
Gregory Alya Warjri, founder of NOMADS, an adventure tour operation group in Shillong, started the workshop by narrating his own experience as a tour operator.
He stressed on the importance of proper first-aid knowledge. He also gave the participants tips on how they can ensure their safety when they go outdoors on treks, kayaking and other activities.
He further gave tips on the proper and safe ways of handling emergency situations and also rescuing people in need.
This was followed by a session with the faculties of AHS Department who acquainted the participants with the right methods of administering medical assistance in injuries and emergency situations.
The sessions were accompanied by demonstrations on bandaging, application of splint and performing of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Demonstrations were also given on correct ways to handle emergency situations such as choking, burns, sprains, dislocations, convulsions, animal bites and stings.
The students had hands-on-learning on what has been demonstrated in the sessions, during which all the demonstrations were carried out on life-sized dummies with proper equipments.

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