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For the past two weeks, a handful of young islanders, including junior college students, have been engaged in a Medical First Responder (MFR) training facilitated at no charge by Island Emergency Services (IES). The training is to prepare the participants how to assist medical personnel in an emergency. The participants will also be able to assist patients before medical personnel can reach for further help.

The training taking place at Fido's courtyard is expected to extend to a third week and at the end, successful participants will receive a certificate. Some of the lessons involved include learning how to take vitals-blood pressure, respiration, pulse, temperature, and blood glucose. Participants are learning how to use equipment such as traction splint, scoop stretcher, neck collars, the Kendrick Extrication Device, and how to apply an occlusive dressing.

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