Tuesday, 28 July 2015

5,000 Police PCR Van Staff trained in CPR 10

5,000 Police PCR Van Staff trained in CPR 10

The Heart Care Foundation of India and Indian Medical Association (IMA) together have up to now trained 5,000 police personnel posted in PCR vans in hands-only CPR 10.

The training is being personally conducted by Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and Honorary Secretary General, IMA.

“Our aim is to train 100% of the PCR Staff in this lifesaving technique,” said Dr Aggarwal.

Also known as Bystander CPR or First Responder CPR, CPR 10 requires only two steps. If you come across a victim of sudden cardiac arrest, first, call helpline number 102 and second, start compressing the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 100 per minute. Chest compression should be done continuously and without interruption until medical help arrives or the patient is revived.

No mouth to mouth respiration is required in this technique.

The most important step is compressing the chest by at least 2 inches so as to empty the heart by external pressure and maintain flow of oxygenated blood to the brain.

CPR is effective in cases of electric shock deaths, cardiac arrest due to excitement, heart attack or any other sudden cardiac death.

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