Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

First aid lessons for the aunties.

Every two weeks we have some training we share with the staff. The training might go about HIV/AIDS, or the ARV medicines, or we talk about fever, diarrhea or coughs. We also talk about things as hygiene and ways to help the children develop. Today we had Meri (our Canadian nurse) share about first aid.
Here you see us standing around the table, don't worry, that are no babies, laying on the table, just dolls! We have our training at the time that all the children are resting, except Helen, she came walking into the room and she was directly promoted to model patient. We had done nose bleeding and here we were talking about seizures. You see Helen laying on the table.
Then we all walked outside to our trampoline. Meri taught us how to support an arm, which might be broken, after jumping on the trampoline. Helen enjoyed being "our patient" and played it very well.
Here, she broke her leg, while jumping on the trampoline, and the staff supported her leg with a pillow and carried her out, to go for X-ray. It made me urge all the staff to keep ALWAYS an eye on the children when they jump on the trampoline.
Then we practised on each other making a good support for our broken legs, while using things that are around us. (baby blankets, skipping robes, aprons etc.) We had also a lot of fun!
Here shows Meri how to lay a child in the right posture, while the child is having seizures. And we practised that on each other.
At the end we clapped for Helen for being such a good "patient" and she received her payment ( a nice lollipop). Next week we hope to do the second part of the first aid lesson.

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