First-Aid Training for Samoa University Sports Students

Students of the University of the South Pacific Alafua Campus participated and received Certification in Basic First-Aid Training to ensure that they are well equipped to deal with emergencies, especially whilst playing sports. 
  
Because time is of the essence when it comes to medical emergencies, it is imperative for student leaders to have the tools, skills and knowledge for quick action when emergencies occur, as this increases the rate of survival for individuals needing help.

Samoa Red Cross carried out a 3 day First-Aid Training for the workplace for USP Alafua students. The trainees were trained first hand on lifesaving skills in numerous topic areas including First Aid/CPR/AED and dealing with relevant workplace scenarios like; treating cuts, burns etc. All fifteen trainees are now certified in First-Aid for the workplace and will receive their certificates from Samoa Red Cross in mid-April. One of the student trainees’ from Vanuatu, namely, Mr Junior Salong commented on how proud he was to be a part of this training and how relevant it was to him as a soccer and rugby player and dealing with sport injuries and emergencies.


USP students participate in a first aid course.