Simple skill can be Life-saving….

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  • Students imparted life-saving technique training at AIIMS Bhubaneswar
  • NSS Bureau of AIIMS Bhubaneswar conducts session of Training on Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

Bhubaneswar: Simple skill can be life-saving. To decrease mortality and morbidity due to cardiac arrest and to build a team of medical, paramedical and nursing students who would be skilled in Community Based CPR, NSS Bureau of AIIMS Bhubaneswar conducted a session of training of Trainers for community based CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation). The student volunteers of AIIMS Bhubaneswar imparted training on basic life saving skill. CPR is a basic life-saving technique and if properly trained, can be done by general public which will be very helpful now-a-days. The students trained in the programme will further train the students of other general and technical (non-medical) colleges.

President of AIIMS Mangalagiri and Advisor of Heart & Stroke Foundation India(HSFI), a subsidiary of American Heart Association (AHA) Professor. Prof (Dr) T.S. Ravi Kumar virtually addressing the students told that 90% of the cardiac arrest occurs outside the hospital settings and the mortality and morbidity due to this can be reduced by simple CPR techniques.

He emphasized on the importance of learning on hands-on chest compression (basics of CPR) for each and every individual as this simple skill can be life-saving. He also demonstrated the technique through video conferencing NSS Programme co-ordinator & Assistant Professor, Dept. of CMFM Dr. Priyamadhaba Behera elaborated the basic life support and the sequence of procedures performed to support life in emergency situations.

NSS Programme Officer & Associate Professor, Dept. of Anaesthesia Dr. Sritam Swarup Jena explained about effective chest compression, mask ventilation and use of AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and demonstrated the basic techniques of Basic Life Support (BLS) on mannequin.

Programme Officers, Dr. Prajna Paramita Giri, Associate Prof, Dept. of CMFM and Mr. Sam Joes, Faculty College of Nursing assisted in the training. Around 200 students participated in the session. Participants will be given certificate of Training of Trainers after assessing their skill in performing the CPR techniques. Ten students from this session were selected as Trainers for the next session to be held in Ravenshaw University, Cuttack.

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