Basic Trauma & Cardiac Life Support Training for Prospective Graduates of Magelang Nursing Diploma III Program and Magelang Applied Nursing Bachelor’s Program
Accidents or disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Nurses, as the first line of emergency response, must be able to handle issues resulting from accidents or disasters quickly and accurately. Therefore, nurses must have the skills to deal with emergency situations caused by trauma and cardiovascular disorders. One way to improve these skills is through training. According to the Chairman of the Department of Nursing in Magelang, Mr. Ns. Suyanta, S.Pd., S.Kep., MA, BTCLS training is crucial for both healthcare and non-healthcare personnel. Therefore, Semarang Health Polytechnic’s Campus V requires senior-level students to undergo BTCLS training as one of the graduation requirements, and BTCLS is also a requirement for healthcare professionals seeking employment.
BTCLS aims to provide assistance to disaster or emergency victims to prevent death or organ damage, thus maintaining their productivity at the same level as before the disaster or emergency occurred. Overall, the purpose of BTCLS for nursing students is to prepare them with the knowledge and skills needed to handle emergency situations, protect patients, and perform their professional roles effectively in the context of healthcare.
All prospective graduates from both the Magelang Nursing Diploma III Program and the Magelang Applied Nursing Bachelor’s Program are equipped with basic skills in trauma management and first aid for cardiac emergencies. This activity is carried out through the ‘Basic Trauma & Cardiac Life Support 2023’ training in collaboration with an accredited training provider, ‘Smart Emergency,’ accredited ‘B’ by the Ministry of Health. The training took place in the multipurpose building of Campus V, Semarang Health Polytechnic, from August 16, 2023, to August 20, 2023. The theoretical portion was conducted online through Zoom on August 16 and August 18, followed by in-person activities on August 19 and August 20. The aim of this training is to equip graduates with the ability to provide first aid for heart and blood vessel emergencies.
The topics covered in BTCLS training are very comprehensive, encompassing various aspects of medical emergency response, such as patient assessment, triage, CPR, defibrillation, handling bleeding, treating various types of wounds, managing poisoning, and more. Participating in BTCLS training can provide significant benefits to nursing students, both in developing clinical skills and improving patient safety and their professional readiness.