SCOME for Life Saving

Name of the activity: SCOME for Life Saving

Country/NMO: Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI)

Program: Teaching Medical Skills

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop). Teaching and develop knowledge, skills and techniques in a particular field. While training can have any form, workshops are more formal and also include exchange of information between participants.

General description:

SCOME for Life Saving is a two-days project by SCOME CIMSA-ISMKI UNRI that aims to raise awareness as well train medical students and people outside of health professions about Basic Life Saving (BLS), as it is a very beneficial skill to have for anyone not just personnels working as health workers.

Focus area:

First Aid/CPR/BLS

Problem statement:

Indonesian Basic Health Research/Riskesdas 2013 stated that heart diseases is the number one cause for mortality in the country. WHO also reported by 2015 that Indonesia is the 8th country in Asia with the highest traffic accidents cases. Basic Life Saving is not yet a skill that many people have in Indonesia, so it is crucial to teach about it to medical students and also the general population as it can save a lot of lives.

Target groups:

Medical students


General population, Medical students

Objectives and indicators of success:

-To improve knowledge of participants and members of organizing committee about medical emergency = Participants scored well on post-test compared to their pre-test

-To improve skills of participants and members of organizing committee about Basic Life Saving (BLS) = A demonstration was done and some participants volunteered to try

-To train the participants and members of organizing committee to be able to educate the general population and conjure a simulation = On the second day, participants were able to gather mass to see the activity

-The general population recognizes and understands the importance of Basic Life Saving (BLS) before medical help comes = Many people stood watching the roleplay on the second day


First objective: A lecture about BLS was given by a speaker, then a quiz was held to assess how much the participants understood from the lecture

Second objective: We worked with TBM FK UNRI and had them to demonstrate how BLS is done

Third objective: Participants were given roleplays in public on the second day

Fourth objective: We gave space for any passerby to watch and learn

Plans for evaluation:

By pre-test and post-test, assessing the participants during the whole activity, and held organizing committee evaluation after the activity.

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