FAST (First Aid for Students & Teachers)
FAST is an Ambitious project of ASTER CMI Paediatrics. Its main purpose is to educate, empower and enlighten teachers, parents and high school students about Child Safety and First Aid.
Context
Every day around the world the lives of more than 2000 families are torn apart by the loss of a child to an unintentional injury or so-called “accident” that could have been prevented and treated early by trained personnel. The grief that these families suffer – mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, and friends – is immeasurable and often impacts entire communities. Such a tragedy can change lives irrevocably.

Unintentional injuries are also a major cause of disabilities, which can have a long-lasting impact on all facets of children’s lives: relationships, learning, and play. Children live in a world designed for adults, and because their body contours and behavior are different, they are more prone to injury. “Children’s curiosity and drive to explore their world are not matched by the capacity to understand danger”. 

We would love to work with Teachers, Parents and High School Students to safety sanctify our immediate environment, create an army of Basic First Aid Providers who can do the right thing in the right time in the right way before Medical help arrives.

We have designed the following program modules for all the parents and teachers to benefit from.

Module 1. (1 hour)

Audio Video Session

Using the tools in the workshop participants can 

– baby proof their homes 
– do passive supervision once they are sure all dangerous items are out of reach of children
– develop the ability to scan any danger for their child in any new place they visit
– develop an emergency response to any untoward incident
– advocate child safety to all area accessible to children – public and private.

Module 2. ( a- Abridged version – 3 hours; b – Full version – 8 hours)

Hands-on Training on

a)Basic Life Support
b)Common Medical Emergencies
c)Trauma/ Surgical Emergencies
d)Environmental Emergencies
e)Rapid Response Team

A Ready reckoner FAST Booklet

PLAYFUL book

A First Aid Kit.

F.A.S.T Workshop Module

Covers the following topics.

1.Introduction to FIRST AID

-History of First Aid
-Risk Mitigation
-Developing a Plan of Action
-Perquisites of First Aider
-Mass Casualty, Role delegation, Triaging

2.Anticipatory Guidance

-Age-specific physical and behavior characteristics
-Home safety – Babyproofing
-Poisonings
-Choking
-Road safety
-Fire accidents
-Water bodies
-General guidelines to keep children safe.

3.Medical Emergencies

-Fever
-Vomitings
-Fits and faints
-Breathing difficulty
-Aches and pains

4.Surgical Emergencies and Trauma

-Cuts and Bruises
-Fractures
-Burns
-Head Injuries

5.Environmental Emergencies

-Drownings
-Bites and Stings
-Heat stroke

All conditions have a list of red flag signs

All conditions are explained by standard First Aid Video from British Red Cross, St John Ambulance Services, USA.

6.Digital Safety

7.Childhood Sexual Abuse

8.Basic Life Support – Adult and Pediatric

Post Test and Feedback Session

Valedictory function

The workshop is conducted by Pediatric Intensivists and Emergency Physicians. It is updated, scientific and professional.
Please contact [email protected] for further details.