Trauma incidents are on the increase but emergency response is lagging, particularly in developing countries where trauma constitutes 80% of deaths, most of which are preventable. Trauma is the 5th leading cause of death worldwide.
The mission of the Trauma Care International Foundation (TCIF), an NGO of the Healing School of Christ Embassy, is to improve health status and life expectancy by promoting health developments in facility-based trauma care, providing support for national policies on trauma care and increasing the awareness on proper emergency response.
Armed with this mandate, the TCIF team visited the Area H Police Command in Lagos, Nigeria, in the month of February 2014, to carry out Basic Emergency Response Training for all police officers. Nearly 100 participants were trained on basic first aid for common emergencies, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to lift and move casualties.
The Area Commander, ACP Longe, in a short address at the beginning of the training, expressed gratitude to the TCIF for bringing such an important and highly needed lecture to the Nigerian Police Force free of charge. He also stated that they would take full advantage of the opportunity to learn and be trained to handle casualties.
To learn more about trauma care and emergency response, visit www.traumacareinternational.org today.
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