Greetings SCOMEDIAN!

Have you all heard about BASILISK? Basically, BASILISK or Basic Life Support Knowledge is a community development held by CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND which aims not only to increase medical students awareness and knowledge of basic life support but also to provide them to increase their skills as medical students. Our goals is to form at least 20 cadres who know and understand how to face patients with trauma and how to do a CPR. This community development focused on one of the CIMSA’s program which is Human Resources for Health.

This is our second period of BASILISK. The first period we formed cadres from medical student in Universitas Andalas. Back then, we had three interventions. The first intervention was forming a cadres, the second intervention we held a training with one of our students organization in our university, Hippocrates Emergency Team (HET) and together we studied on how to manage accident case. The third intervention we collab with Indonesian Heart Association or PERKI, they taught us on how to perform CPR towards cardiac arrest people. After all of the intervention finished we still connected to each other and have a great relationship between SCOME and the BASILISK’s cadres.

The second period started last Saturday. We plan to hold two interventions. The first intervention was held on 28th September 2019. We engaged the participant to join Emergency Department Tour in Rumah Sakit Universitas Andalas, Limau Manis, Padang. The purpose of this tour is to improve cadres’ skills as health workers by learning basic emergency treatment especially in Emergency Departments. Doctor as one of the health workers must be able to contribute in patient safety and welfare. Therefore, with Emergency Department Tour, cadre could learn and understand how to deal with emergency cases and give optimum treatment.

In this first intervention, we explored the Emergency Department and explained by doctor about how to face emergency cases basic such as cardiac arrest case and apneu cases. We were told when and how to do CPR in the right way. The doctors also explained to us what should we do when patient come in an emergency state. It was a great opportunity and experience because we were thought directly by the doctors and we were shown to a patients that had an accident and we examine them and guided by the doctors.

We haven’t run the second intervention, probably in short period of time. We want to perform a simulation in front of medical student in Universitas Andalas on how to manage people with cardiac arrest and accident. We aim to provide facilities to practise and understand more about how to treat the patient in the real field.