China’s southernmost island province, Hainan, will provide first aid training to 7,000 teachers in the coming three years to improve students’ safety on campus, the local government said Saturday.
 
The first group of 60 vocational school teachers are expected to complete their courses on Sunday, according to an official with the provincial education department.
 
The week-long training course includes heart-lung resuscitation, bandages, shock management and survival skills in times of emergencies such as stampedes or natural disasters, said Li Dejie.
 
"At the end of the training, they will take a test. Those who pass  will be qualified by China’s Red Cross as a first aid provider," he said.
 
The trainees are expected to share the skills they have learned with their colleagues and students, he added.
 
The training was aimed at improving students’ safety at school by providing timely treatment and evacuation in case of emergencies, said Li.
 
"Safety is a crucial issue on campus," he said. "Accidents are reported every year at Hainan’s schools, including drownings, road mishaps, food poisoning and assaults that inflict injuries."
 
SOURCE: China Daily
 
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