Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Say, Hear, Do... No really go do it!

Throughout our time here in the Philippines, I had the opportunity to teach several train-the-trainer (T3) courses.

Pictured below are some of the trainers from Central 911, teaching the senior year nursing students at Doctor's College.

Throughout our discussions, trainning sessions, exercises, mentoring, and other activities, there was one message that was regularly conveyed. It is important to "Say, Hear, Do".

An instructor or mentor can get up in front of an audience and "Say" their message. We can have the audience "Hear" what we say. But it is up to YOU to "Do".
We have presented many skills to help enable the people of the region. It is now time for you to enable yourselves and share this with others.

Yesterday, during the final exam in disaster management and the mass casualty incident (MCI) drill, we did just that with the students.
As pictured with some of the students below, we took the learning to a new level, where I played a victim instructor, adding to the learning, not only for the students but also for the instructors from Central 911.

While it was extremely fun for everyone involved, there were several key learning messages that everyone took away. It was also a great opportunity to see several of the trainers, who were teaching, to see them take the Incident Command System (ICS) and teach it to others.

This group of future nurses is now better prepared for an MCI. "Job Well Done!" to both the students and instructors. And what ever you do, always remember to "Take It Up A Notch" and always reach for your goals.

Thank you again to the Doctor's College instructor (who is a Philippines National Red Cross Volunteer as well), the instructors of Central 911, and all the students, for letting me be a part of this class.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Andrew. You taught us good lessons. I did not know I was learning. It was fun. I am sorry I did not care for you more. The skills that the teachers taught me will help me as a nurse. What you taught me will help improve that more. If you ever need care here in Davao, I hope to care for you my friend. Because you cared for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Dude, You Rock! Leave it to you to pull an Andrew!

Anonymous said...

I know that I left as you switched groups during the MCI drill and I did not get a chance to say goodbye to everyone. If you would like to keep in touch, please feel free to email me at

Also, if anyone has any additional pictures, please send them. I will include them in my presentations.

It was great meeting all of you.