The Workshop on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid is a leisure/scientific activity organised by the Department of Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. The Workshop is open to baccalaureate and vocational education students in Catalonia, and its objective is to demonstrate and showcase the role of prevention and care. It is an innovative activity which puts current students in the Faculty in contact with baccalaureate and vocational education students.
In a visual and a practical way the workshop aims to place attendees in a hypothetical situation, although real, in which they can learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid techniques.
In Spain a cardiac arrest occurs every 20 minutes. Acting in the first five minutes is crucial in order to both reduce mortality and the subsequent consequences. Prevention and intervention will be the protagonists in an activity which will start off with a performance given by the Bachelor's degree in Nursing students and will continue with four practical workshops (alcohol, simulation, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation- CPR).
The activity consists of creating various circuits, which will kick off with a theatrical performance.
Various young people will simulate an "open-air drinking session" (botellón) during which some of them have drunk too much, one of them loses consciousness and the others are not able to care for the victim or make the right decisions, thus putting their friend at risk.
Based on this situation, work will be carried out in various workshops.
- A CPR workshop: students will be taught how to undertake cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- A first-aid workshop.
- A simulation workshop.
- A workshop on alcohol.
- A workshop on mistreatment and bullying
The workshop day will take place on the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya's Sant Cugat campus, which houses the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences facilities. Support will also be provided by the Department of Health in the Catalan Generalitat and Sant Cugat City Council.