Red Cross collaborates with Paediatric Group

Red Cross St. Maarten members speaking to children of Paediatric Interest Group students at American University of the Caribbean Medical School.

 CUPECOY–Children of American University of the Caribbean (AUC) Medical School students got a first-hand lesson in how to react in an emergency from Red Cross St. Maarten last weekend. The students of the Paediatric Interest Group at the school teamed up with Red Cross St. Maarten to host a First Aid workshop. The Paediatric Interest Group at AUC is for students who think they want to become paediatricians once they have finished medical school. They hold different events throughout the semester centred on working with the local orphanages and working with St. Maarten player development.

  Red Cross St. Maarten First Aid Instructor Othneilia Binns, Water Safety Instructor Travin Joseph and Youth Chapter Vice President Nadricia Liburd used activities to teach the children techniques for things like dressing a wound, treating cuts or burns, and how to assist someone who is choking. The children enjoyed learning valuable lessons about First Aid and getting a glimpse at what their parents are learning while attending medical school. Red Cross St. Maarten thanked the Paediatric Interest Group and is looking forward to future collaborations. 

Source: The Daily Herald