The Nursing Group at Sultan Qaboos University organized a one day First Aid Workshop on November 12, 2014. The workshop focused on the importance of first aid training in the community. The theme of the workshop was, “Toward a Paramedic Community”. Over 100 participants from various educational institutions in the Sultanate of Oman attended the workshop.
The focus of the training centered on four areas: dealing with wounds, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Fracture management and dealing with suffocation. Mr. Mohammed Al Kharousi, the Chairman of the Nursing Group Media Committee, said that this workshop was organized purposely to educate and train the members of the community on how to deal with emergency situations in everyday life. He lauded the organizers for the successful workshop and the wide acceptance of the training by participants. This workshop has now become an annual event to raise awareness and educate communities about first aid.