In commemoration of National Athletic Training and Red Cross Month, Rosemead High School’s sports medicine and athletic training students collaborated with the school’s Red Cross Club to organize a comprehensive First Aid Workshop on March 8. The workshop aimed to equip participants with essential skills in handling medical emergencies and providing immediate care.

The event started with a formal introduction highlighting the significance of preparedness and knowledge in ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals involved in physical activities.

Led by experienced instructors, the workshop covered a range of vital first aid techniques and procedures. Participants were trained in splinting techniques to immobilize fractures and sprains, as well as spine boarding protocols for suspected spinal injuries. The attendees also received instruction on the proper management of open wounds to prevent infection and promote effective healing.

One of the focal points of the workshop was cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, a life-saving technique used to revive individuals experiencing cardiac arrest. Students learned the correct procedures for performing CPR, including chest compressions and rescue breaths, and practiced these techniques on mannequins to ensure proficiency.

The First Aid Workshop at Rosemead High School served as a valuable opportunity for students to gain practical skills and knowledge in emergency response. By partnering with the American Red Cross, training students demonstrated their commitment to promoting health and safety within their school community.

The event not only celebrated National Athletic Training and Red Cross Month but also empowered students to become proactive first responders in their daily lives. 

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