PINTAR Basic Life Support Training

Basic Life Support Training (BLST)

PINTAR Basic Life Support Training (BLST) is a basic life support and first aid training workshop, where students were exposed to first aid techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and recovery positions especially in the event of emergencies such as drowning, suffocating and choking

The BLST is an extension of the PINTAR School Preparedness Programme and explores two key elements of Health and Safety, in line with PINTAR's key tenet "Advocating Responsibility". The content of the workshop is divided into three modules, namely Motivational Talk, Health Promotion & Career Guidance (Module 1), Basic Life Support (Module 2) and First Aid Training (Module 3).

In this training workshop, participating PINTAR students were also familiarized with the contents and usage of the first aid kit and were made to understand the difference between "999" and "helpline", the former being an official emergency phone number to be used when there is an imminent threat to health, life, property or the environment.

This programme was organised in collaboration with Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) in 2011 and covered 20 PINTAR schools nationwide, with a total participation of more than 740 students and 40 teachers.