Army, police undergo 5-day in-house combat life saving training in Aurora
BALER, Aurora, March 9 (PNA) -- To provide emergency life saving techniques and measures, selected soldiers and police are now undergoing in-house combat life saving training at the 56th Infantry “Tatag” Battalion, Philippine Army based in Barangay Calabuanan, in this town.
Lt. Col. Louie DS. Villanueva, Tatag Battalion Commander, said the training aims to teach police and military members how to treat injuries in the combat zone and even in their homes.
"During the combat missions, the availability of medical care may be limited but with the proper knowledge and training, lives can be saved," Villanueva said.
Through this training, he said "they can clearly and quickly identify and channel up all medical emergencies and quick life-saving skills that could help stabilize patients until they reach more advanced care."
"A properly trained combat lifesaver is capable of stabilizing many types of injuries and can slow the deterioration of a wounded personnel's condition until medical personnel arrive," he said.
Through the training program, the participants will learn how to use tourniquet, maintain airways, perform needle chest decompression, and utilize combat gauze appropriately.
Under the basic life support are trainings on respiratory arrest, causes, rescue breathing, ways to ventilate the lungs, technique of rescue breathing, table comparison, cardiac arrest, CPR techniques, bandaging in open phase, cravat phase, emergency rescue transfer and field training exercises.
"Through the training, the participants will help ensure every method being taught will be utilized to save the lives and bring the casualties back to their respective families," he added.
The five-day training will end on Friday. (PNA)