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Jin Bo, associate editor-in-chief of the Tianya Community, died after losing consciousness on subway Line 6 on June 29. A foreign woman, who identified herself as a doctor, performed chest compressions on Jin while subway officers are seen evacuating passengers to open a space.
The subway's lack of complete emergency and first aid system was criticized online. In fact, many Chinese people lack first aid knowledge, when danger arrives, they have no idea what to do. So is it necessary to offer first aid training to children in primary and secondary school?

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Post time 2016-7-5 17:46:52 |Display all floors
yeah - students need to know what to do when something urgent happened ..

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Teaching First Aid and cooking skills would be a better use of the military training time at university.
These are skills many students sadly lack.

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Post time 2016-7-5 19:04:05 |Display all floors
Basic emergency first-aid skills would be good knowledge... and stressing the importance of having a well equipped first-aid kit at home.  First thing kids should know are the emergency response numbers for fire and accidents... and the importance of calmly making that call immediately, not to assume someone already has... and not to bother taking videos for social media.  Having knowledge of emergency procedures is excellent, even though they might be physically unable to perform some, they certainly can instruct someone who is able... an adult or child choking, CPR for an adult or child, pressure points for severe cuts, how to make a tourniquet, dressing cuts, treating burns, etc.  Other things that are helpful is assisting with crowd control so the emergency responders can do their job.
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Post time 2016-7-5 21:46:14 |Display all floors
At the Highschool I attended most students were taught first aid, either as a St John's Ambulance course or as part of the Army Cadets or surf lifesaving "Bronze Medallion".  I did it twice, once in Cadets and then while doing my Bronze Medallion (age 14).   Basic skills were taught including CPR and general bandaging, recovery position etc, dealing with epileptic episodes etc.

I am all in favour of high school students or middle school students learning basic first aid and having a refresher course every year.  It only needs 8-10 hours a year to teach.
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Post time 2016-7-5 21:56:44 |Display all floors
Many chinese citizens would be scared to approach anyone in the 1st place, in case they get framed and ripped off..
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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