To be able to help people, the people who are members of The Samaritans need to know the Standard Operating Procedures for various kinds of situations. Unless they know what to do, they will only remain bystanders. Even if they try to intervene, they might actually make a bad situation worse by administering care in an improper fashion.
Each person who wants to become a Samaritan has to enrol in a Course. The Course is broken up into two phases. In the first phase (five days), the students are taught the basic of first aid, human anatomy, CPR, rescue breathing, how to stem bleeding, stabilising victims, splinting fractures, dealing with shock, etc. This Phase continues for five days.
In the second phase (three days), the students are interned at a trauma centre in a hospital for a firsthand look at accident victims.
Even though people may have an altruistic motive in helping people, the sight of a bleeding accident victim can have an adverse effect. We do not know a situation where a Samaritan becomes a victim himself because he cannot stand the sight of blood. An initiation into actual accident victims in a controlled environment of a hospital is therefore a necessity to become a Samaritan.
The Samaritans are trained in trauma care and management and are taught the basics of dealing with road accident victims. Their primary job is to secure and stabilise the victim as much as possible till such time evacuation to a medical facility is not effected.
The broad syllabus for Phase I is as follows:
The human anatomy
Basic First Aid
At the Hospital
We propose to equip each graduating Samaritan with a First Aid Kit. The contents of a typical first aid kit are:
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If you want any or all of the above training courses to be conducted in your institute or organisation, let us know and we will fix a convenient date and time to do so.