The educational department of CDS finished a training conference on February fourth in Bajo Lempa, Jiquilisco, and Usulután. Dr. Julio Cesar Orellana taught classes on emergency first aid during emergencies and disasters. Other Comandos de Salvamento staff included Dr. Adiel Delgado, and APAA instructor Henry Iván Gerónimo. 30 students that represent 29 communities in bajo lempa region took part in the learning experience.
18yo Gabriela Sofia Amaya was attended to by Comandos de Salvamento and transported to Rosales ER with three stab wounds. Three assailants attacked her in front of the Altamira Condos, Talapo Street on the eastern side of the Cuscatlan Stadium. The attackers killed her boyfriend leaving him deceased on the street with a variety of injuries caused by the weapon. After triaging and verifying the boyfriend had expired, they focused on giving first aid and stabilizing Gabriela. It is presumed that the patient is affiliated with gangs due to a variety of tattoos present. Fotos by Orlando Villalobos.
This last Sunday January 30th, EMS teams from Comandos de Salvamento were invited by the Salvadoran Airforce (FAES) to participate in a simulated helicopter rescue of an injured soldier. The event took place at the Ilopango Air Show. Eight helicopters participated along with 2 brigades and 2 ambulances from the Central Base of Comandos de Salvamento. Photos: Francisco Campos
Rosa María Galvez, who is in charge of our walk in clinic attends to 39 yo Francisco M. who presented with lacerations to his head. He recieved 14 sutures. Francisco states he was recently deported from the USA and was riding his bicycle around the Colonia San Judas neighborhood when some unknown assailant threw a bottle at his head. Comandos EMS arrived and transported him to the walkin clinic for surgical intervention with Rosa. Photos: CDS.