Saturday, 17 January 2015

NYAA GOLD AWARDED!



On the 30th October 2014, I was awarded with the NYAA Gold Achievement Award, and shook hands with the current President, Tony Tan.

3 years of effort, another year of waiting. I DID IT.

Mabel.
30/10/14.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Singapore International Water Festival

This first-aid duty was for the eve of the Singapore International Water Festival, organised by Singapore Polytechnic and Public Utilities Board. It is an annual event that has been held for 4 consecutive years.

This year, the highlight of the festival is the Raft Race, whereby secondary and tertiary students build their rafts out of recycled material and row down a short course. They are judged based on innovation, creativity, and functionality.

I reported at 1pm and was released at 4.30pm. There were no casualties. The Department of Student Development calls for first-aiders to be on standby just in case something happens.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

First Aid on Wheels 1

First Aid on Wheels at East Coast Park is a regular weekly initiative by Singapore Red Cross.
volunteers set up a First Aid post at section C of East Coast Park every weekend to provide first aid to bikers, rollerbladers, anyone who happens to need it.

the team consists of 2 roving teams, each on a route in either direction, and a stay-in team at the post.
we each took turns to be part of the roving teams, and stayed in the post as well.

majority of the casualty counts that day were abrasions and minor scratches, with no one needing to be evacuated.

i'm looking forward to participating in this effort again, as i think it is a worthwhile effort, and the members of the public seem to appreciate it as well. while roving, a few bikers peddled alongside us to ask about our duties, and to thank us.

i also received my Singapore Red Cross Passport today. we're supposed to record the days we volunteered for Red Cross duty, as a personal log, and get the team leader in charge for that day to cross-check and sign.

Mabel. 5/5/12.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

SB freshman orientation

i reported at the School of Business foyer at 1pm, as the only certified first aider on duty that day.

the freshmen went out for flag day, so i was on standby.

left school at 3pm without the need to attend to any casualties/injuries.

Mabel. 12/4/12.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

St Luke's ElderCare community service

today we went to volunteer at St. Luke's ElderCare.

the staff were all foreigners from Phillipines and Myanmar, but there were local volunteers helping out as well.

the clients (as the head staff calls them) were all rather warm and welcoming, so interacting with them was interesting and comfortable. however, there was this elderly guy with a triad tattoo who kept throwing his temper at anyone who tried to speak to him, and during lunch when i approached him and smiled, he smiled in return. i thought, "hey, maybe he's not so bad after all!" when he started to make kissy faces at me. =.=

there were 3 elderly males who looked too young for their age. one was a 71 year old retired lecturer from Singapore Polytechnic, and he looks only 50+! same with a couple of other retirees at the facility. it must be the relaxed and joyful lifestyle they lead now.

we did some morning warmups, art-and-craft, and exercise with them, and stayed to serve lunch.
the elderly lady i paired up with has a kind of obsessive-compulsive disorder, but she was really kind to me. during the art-and-craft session, we were supposed to do paper weaving to create a rabbit card. i put my own personal twist to it by placing the cotton ball at the side as a tail instead of as a nose like everyone else did, and tore a triangular piece of paper as the nose/mouth.
when we saw how i applied my creativity, she kept smiling at me and agreed that it was very cute. that made my day.

while chatting with the clients during lunch, i started conversation with a retired lawyer, and what she said to a fellow schoolmate of mine made me glow with joy, but almost want to run away in embarrassment. she praised me as "warm, sincere, bubbly, and factual" among many others, after just a brief 10minute chit-chat with her about why some poly students sleep in class.

if the facility was nearer to home, i think i may continue to volunteer there on my own, even without SPRC organising a community service trip there again.


Mabel. 14/3/12.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

CPR + AED

on Total Defence Day, our school organised a free CPR + AED course for us to register.

at this 3-hour course, we learnt and practised the basics of CPR + AED, before taking the test.

it was mainly a revision for me, and a refreshment of CPR + AED.

from when i took my SFA till now, a few amendments have been made;
1.) no need to check for pulse
2.) no need to check for blockage of airway
these are the 2 most outstanding changes.

in the end, every person at my station passed the test, and are expected to receive our CPR + AED certificate soon.


Mabel. 15/2/12.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Poly 50

i volunteered as a first aider to be on duty during Singapore Polytechnic's Poly 50 2011.

it is an annual event that sees teams of 5 to 10, running 50 rounds around a route like a relay.

i heard from first aiders who volunteered last year that there were 2 cases of broken bones, and heat injuries are very common.

this year, thankfully there were no serious cases, with majority being minor scrapes and cuts as a result of falling onto the gravel pathway while running.


Mabel.
9/11/11.