First aid training

Over 30 people working at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń in Licheń Stary got acquainted with the principles of first aid. Representatives of various agencies operating in the sanctuary participated in three training sessions.

Training and workshop sessions were held in small groups so that people participating in them, apart from a theoretical introduction to specific issues, could benefit from practical classes. According to the teacher, Mr. Robert Bielecki, a paramedic with many years of practical experience, this type of training increases self-awareness among the society and allows the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills on how to react in a life-threatening situation that we witness.

Checking vital functions

More than 30 employees of the Lichen sanctuary participated in the training, which took place in the building of the Lichen Center for Assistance to the Family and Addicts. According to Robert Adamczyk from the press office of the sanctuary, the key to selecting people who underwent training was frequent contact with pilgrims coming to the Licheń sanctuary:

Each year, several hundred thousand people come to Licheń. Bearing in mind the safety of our guests, the idea was born for the employees of the sanctuary to become familiar with the basic mechanisms of saving the lives of people who, for example, lose consciousness. Of course, the acquired knowledge and skills during several hours of training can be used by participants at any time, because human life is priceless. The training was organized mainly to minimize the negative effects of possible random situations that may occur in the sanctuary.

Mr. Robert Bielecki during the training

During the training, the participants were asked the question: "To help - yes or no?" Pursuant to Art. 4 of the Act on State Emergency Medical Services and Art. 162 of the Criminal Code, the answer is "yes" - we are all obliged to help people whose life or health is in danger. 

During the training, the participants learned the difference and the symptoms of fainting, fainting or sudden cardiac arrest. They learned how to respond on a case-by-case basis and how to start cardiac arrest CPR prior to the arrival of the emergency medical team. 

Practical exercises consisted in the identification of life-threatening conditions, checking the breathing, and putting in a safe position. Issues such as fainting, fainting, cardiac arrest, epilepsy, choking were also discussed. The leader also discussed the equipment of the first aid kit that should be in the workplace.

A total of 31 people working at the Marian Sanctuary in Licheń Stary, who have frequent contact with pilgrims on a daily basis, participated in 3 training sessions, incl. pilgrim service offices, chancellery, security, press office, sacristy, museum or pilgrim's house. The training was organized to provide employees with the basic principles of first aid. Thanks to this, in situations where the life of pilgrims or employees is at risk, people who have undergone the course have the necessary knowledge to save the life or health of the injured person. The training, which for each group lasted 5 hours in total, was theoretical and practical.

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