BASILISK 2nd INTERVENTION
(Basic Life Support Knowledge)
SCOME CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND
BASILISK or Basic Life Support Knowledge is a community development held by SCOME CIMSA-BEM KM FK Unand which aims not only to increase medical students awareness and knowledge of basic life support but also to provide them to improve their skills about Basic Life Support, handling trauma, indications, and treatment of Cardiac Resuscitation (CPR). Our goal is to form at least ten cadres who know and understand how to face patients with trauma and how to do CPR. This community development focused on one of the CIMSA’s programs, which is Human Resources for Health.
First, we formed cadres from medical students at Andalas University. Then, we had three interventions. Mr. Ns. Ezzeddin S. Kep, a trainer from PMI Padang City, trained all three interventions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, BASILISK was held via Zoom Cloud Meetings. We already held the first intervention on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, where cadres and members of the SCOME CIMSA-BEM KM FK Unand received material on handling trauma.
On Friday, October 2nd 2020, the second intervention was held. This time, all cadres and members of the SCOME CIMSA-BEM KM FK Unand received material on when and how to do CPR in the right way. We were taught how to deal with an emergency case where we are faced with cardiac arrest patients, where we are required to perform a CPR.
All the cadres were taught about the right order that needs to be known before performing a CPR to a patient which is shortened to DRS CAB. D stands for danger, we have to be able to recognize whether someone is actually in a dangerous situation or not. R stands for response, we have to check the patient‘s response by doing LDR (Lihat, Dengar & Rasakan). S stands for send for help, eventhough we have the capability to help the patient, we have to prevent complication by sending the patient to a proper medical facilities. After we done all of that, we can start to perform the CPR by doing 30 chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 a minute, clear the patient’s airway, and giving the patient rescue breaths until the emergency help arrives.
It was an excellent opportunity to learn how to deal with emergency cases and give optimum treatment because we never know when we will be needed to save a life.