October 3, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Personnel from various offices of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) underwent a three-day first-aid simulation drill conducted by the PHO recently.

Provincial Health Officer Eduard Tandingan said participants from Tinglayan, Lubuagan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, and Tabuk City were equipped on basic emergency response procedures during the course.

The participants were oriented on actual drills covering cases of fever, head and neck problems, breathing emergencies, heart attacks, abdominal issues, and diabetic emergencies.

Other medical response procedures taught included that for managing allergies, animal bites and stings, poisoning, heat-related problems, trauma injuries, severe wound care, burns, bandaging techniques, and management of musculoskeletal injuries.

Tandingan stressed the importance of the training for the health worker participants, who he said should always be ready, emphasizing the Department of Health’s call for preparedness.

“As health employees and workers you should know these basic emergency responses,” he said.

He also encouraged participants to share the techniques they learned during the training in their respective areas.  – Larry Lopez