Sports Training and Outreach Programme Champions, Bula Hoops reps and FASANOC staff went through a two day First Aid Course at the Olympic House in Suva.
The two day course was conducted by Red Cross trainer Riaz Khan and was a certifiable course which meant all that attended and completed the course are now considered First Aiders for the next three years.
Mr Khan said the course involved learning first aid meant for three years in the space of two days.
“There are so many things to learn in First Aid and also techniques continue to change which means we as trainers also learn something new almost every year,” he said.
“But as a trainer my job is to make sure that each participant that attended this course will go out to their communities as confident first aiders.”
STOP Champion Manueli Tulo described the course as one that was very important for him.
“I come from an area where the hospital or health centre is very far so to learn all this can allow me to save a life,” he said.
Tulo said as athletes it was their responsibility to know first aid especially when during their training sessions there is hardly any medical personnel present.
“So at least now if someone is injured during our training sessions or in our community we know what to do and can do it confidently,” he said.
Bula Hoops Isireli said learning how to administer First Aid was something useful for all athletes to know so they would be better prepared to help those around them especially during training or game sessions.
Last Modified on 06/03/2017 10:33