Nicaragua: training in prehospitalarian care

Granada (Nicaragua), October 1, 2015

We have closed in the city of Granada (Nicaragua), the course “Training in prehospital care and rescue in traffic accidents on the institutions of first response of Nicaragua”.

Among the projects of cooperation and development of the Fire Brigades in Latin America that has been developing BUSF, we have executed this important project financed by the Hon. Diputación de Huelva (Spain). The high accident rate in road accidents presented by Nicaragua, together with the training deficiencies and material means that professionals in that country prompted BUSF and  and International Cooperation Area of Hon. Diputación de Huelva, to implement this ambitious project that undoubtedly impact on saving lives in the many incidents to those who face daily the professionals in Nicaragua.

Our Disaster Response Center located in the city of Granada, has been the focal point where there have been both lectures, workshops and various training activities contemplated. Over the past months we have been carrying out numerous activities for development planning of the course, thanks to the work of our permanent staff in Nicaragua, led by our President in country D. Manuel Zamora Perez, and the first Institutions Nicaraguan response.

To develop the course traveled from Spain a total of 9 instructors with extensive experience belonging to the Medical Unit of Bomberos Unidos and Fire Professionals of the organization, who gave two training modules for a total of 25 students: Pre-hospital care in accidents Rescue and traffic accidents. Participating students from around the country have had the opportunity to develop different lectures and workshops on the latest techniques in stabilization and mobilization of victims trapped in traffic accidents, basic life support techniques, maneuvers of stabilization and release of vehicles hilly, using means of fortune, etc. Upon completion of the course a simulation where a real accident situation was reproduced for the participants to put into practice what they learned.

We don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank the people and institutions that have allowed this project to be implemented: the International Cooperation Area Hon. Huelva Delegation, our team of instructors, our permanent staff in Nicaragua, and the Iberia company by signing a specific agreement for the activity, provides the best conditions for the displacement of the training team and the necessary facilities for transporting the material that will be needed during the course. To all of them thanks for letting us continue to help.