We have three health related articles coming up on Living in Nyon this week.
The first, is news of a CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) course which will be given in English in Nyon. The second, is an interview with a British orthopaedic surgeon who works in Nyon hospital, and the third is an article about the Nyon life of a British nurse and paediatric sleep consultant.
CPR Course in Nyon – Saturday June 15 09:30 – 13:30
Venue- Salle de la Bretèche (near Nyon château)
This practical course is expanded over four hours to include techniques for saving a baby, child or adult’s life. Using realistic manikins and scenarios, as well as CPR, participants learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke, the first aid for choking and much more.
Topics covered include:
- How to call for emergency help in Switzerland and what to say.
- How to assess a person’s level of consciousness.
- Putting an unconscious person into a safe position (the ‘Recovery Position’).
- How to give CPR to babies, children and adults.
- What to do in the case of drowning.
- Signs and symptoms of a heart attack or a stroke and what to do.
- What to do for choking child or adult.
Course certification: HealthFirst Certificate of Attendance in CPR (valid for 2 years)
This course is run by HealthFirst. Dr Michelle Wright, one of the original founders of HealthFirst, wrote an article on this site in 2010 on water safety guidelines when swimming in the lake and what to do about duck fleas in the lake.
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