The Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S.)
Banyan Class visit the QMC to learn how to react in an emergency.
I.M.P.S. is an injury prevention education programme delivered to 10 and 11-year olds jointly in the school and local hospital emergency departments.
I.M.P.S. empowers young people to take personal responsibility for their own risk management and equips them with the skills to cope in an emergency situation.
The children learned about how to act if they find themselves in an emergency situation. They found out what to do in cases of electrocution, scalding, bleeding and road accidents.
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator to restart a heart were taught using dummies.
Some children had a tour of an ambulance whilst others had their fingers plastered in the treatment room.
It was a great morning with the children gaining some valuable skills that , as the QMC staff said, we hope they never have to use.
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