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Within NUI Galway Occupational First Aiders have completed a certified three day first aid course (valid for two years). In advance of any emergency you should familiarise yourself with the names, locations and contact numbers of the Occupational First Aiders in your Unit. Each Unit should complete this and other critical safety information on the Safety Contacts Poster and display in prominent locations throughout the spaces they occupy.
21 Years of Occupational First Aid....
2014 marks the 21st year of Occupational First Aid in NUI Galway. The six staff who have offered their first aid services and maintained their training throughout this period were acknowledged and thanked for their contribution. They are Aodh Dalton (College of Engineering and Informatics), Patricia Ffrench (James Hardiman Library), Myles Meehan (College of Engineering and Informatics), Jim Cotter (School of Chemistry) and Dermot McGrath (School of Chemistry) and Alice Daly. Congratulations and well done.
Other First Aid Resources:-
First Aid Kits available with NUI Galway buildings.
Contact Mr Gerry Murphy regarding restocking, maintenance etc.,
Units completed an Assessment of Occupational First Aid Needs in 2010/11. This should be periodically updated.
Emergency Response Kit Bags for external first aid emergencies in 4 locations.
First Aid Room (unstaffed) in the Sport Complex (Kingfisher).
An explanatory Occupational First Aid Circular is available to staff prior to training.
The Primary Survey is a useful training and refresher resource for OFAs.
A NUI Galway first Aid Record Form to be completed in all cases where first aid was administered.
A Cardiac First Response Report (PHECC) to be completed in the event of a cardiac related incident. (Provided to Occupational First Aiders at training).
"RED Card" (PHECC) giving responders the key points to be covered in making a 999/112 call. (Provided to Occupational First Aiders at training and to all staff at events and on request).
"Green Card" giving the key points in the administration of Aspirin, where required. (Provided to Occupational First Aiders at training).
A Laerdal mannequin is available from the Safety Office to NUI Galway Occupational First Aiders who wish to practice their CPR skills.