Specialists of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations together with representatives of the Health Ministry and the Lomonosov State university of Moscow have held The First Aid Day today. Guests and participants of the event were able to obtain skills in first aid and practice them on dummies at special grounds.
The round table was attended by Emergency Minister Vladimir Puchkov. The experts discussed promotion of basic first aid skills, methods of working with the population and achievements and outlooks in that area.
Mr. Puchkov supported the idea of the administration of the Lomonosov State university to introduce a first aid course and offered that it should include basic manners with young children.
“Demographic situation in Russia is of high importance, so it is important that the course has a special program for young parents,” the Emergency Minister said in reply to the offer of the chancellor of the Lomonosov State university Viktor Sadovnichy to make the first aid course a permanent discipline for students. The Minister agrees that young people have to be able to perform first aid in an emergency.
Leading scientist of the Central Research Institute for Organization and Informatization of healthcare Leonid Dezhurny said that the Institute was working on a unified first aid course.
The Lomonosov State University has hosted today the finals of Human Factor All-Russian first aid and psychological support competition the Emergency Ministry has held since 2014. It’s a three-stage competition with theoretical and practical tasks to complete which the participants have between 5 and 10 minutes.
More than 500 teams took part in the qualifying round in 2018, but only 17 made it to the finals. Employees of the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Aid and representatives of the Health Ministry and Rossoyuzspas were the judges.
Winners of Human Factor competition:
1st place – VSKS team – Krasnodar Territory branch of the All-Russian Student Rescue Corps;
2nd place - Pulse team – the Kuban State Medical University of the RF Health Ministry;
3rd place – DSO-SPAS 2 – the Moscow State Psychology and Pedagogy University.
Winners of the best safety culture and first aid and psychological support learning promotion media project – Best video:
1st place – video “It isn’t our business?!” of Mokhovaya 9 TV channel of the journalism department of the Lomonosov State University of Moscow (7 min)
2nd place – video “It isn’t our business?!” of Mokhovaya 9 TV channel of the journalism department of the Lomonosov State University of Moscow (3 min)
3rd place – video “Somebody else will help”, ROSVIDEO, Kirov
Best electronic graphic picture:
1st place – “Main cases when first aid is needed”, Yekaterina A. Chirvina, Southern Branch of the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Aid, psychological training office
2nd place – “5 steps of psychological support to affected in an emergency”, Valentina G. Krasilnikova, 5th office of the federal fire service of Bashkortostan State Fire Service
3rd place – “Frozen: first thing to do in case of exposure”, Zarina R. Bikmullina, the Lomonosov State university of Moscow
Vest design of a poster
1st place – the Nizhny Novgorod State Architecture and Construction University
2nd place – “Call for help”, Group ZChS-14 of the Urals State Mining University, Ural District, Sverdlovsk Region, Yekaterinburg
3rd place – “Hold your life with both hands!”, Artek International Children’s Center, Crimea
Best press media project:
1st place – special issue No 3 of The School newspaper (March, 2018). The issue was made specially for the contest and was dedicated to first aid learning. Nizhny Novgorod Region
2nd place – A cycle of materials “First Aid”. The Rescuer newspaper of the Emergency Ministry, section First Aid, Kirov Region
3rd place – System-112, “You will help me and I will accept your help for that!”, “Help to all those around”, Viktoria D. Zaitseva, My Newspaper +, a newspaper for children and teenagers, Founder of Information Agency, Karelia.
All the participants and winners got diplomas of Human Factor, the All-Russian contest of media projects.
The Fist Aid Day is held to get people interested in learning the skills of performing first aid in emergencies. It is very important to help an injured person within the first, so called “golden” hour, when bodily functions of a person who has sustained sudden and serious injuries, still efficiently support them in stable condition. Thanks to such campaigns any person without any special education will be able to save a life in an emergency.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 10% of all deaths and up to 15% of all disabilities occur each year due to traffic accidents, burns, falls, drownings or other emergencies. This is why it is important in such situations, especially when each second counts, to not panic and act quickly and decisively.
For some groups of citizens performing first aid is their duty in accordance with the law or rules – they are police, firefighters, rescuers, labor protection specialists, medical workers present at an incident scene. Drivers and other people have the right to perform first aid if they have necessary training and skills. The rest can perform first aid voluntarily in accordance with their abilities and skills.
First aid skills are not only a true instilment to save a human life, but an element building a moral compass that allows a person not to go past somebody in need of their help.