A workshop on ‘Basic Life Support Skill and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) held at Guru Nanak Dev University

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A workshop on ‘Basic Life Support Skill and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) held at Guru Nanak Dev University

Amritsar, 28 August: A basic life support skill and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) workshop  was organized by Guru Nanak Dev University here today in the Chemistry Department of the University.  The primary objective of the workshop was to impart training to the administrative officers and officials in providing immediate first aid in critical situations and emergency.  A large number of faculty and students were present. All the participants showed their zeal to learn Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques from the experts.

Dr. Raman Chatrath (MD) Anesthetist has conducted the seminar-cum-workshop for the university employees along with his team.  Dr. Raman was at his very best in grasping the attention of the audience and making them learn about things in an impressive way.

Dr. Chatrath said that with more inventions and lifestyle changes, various kinds of mental and physical ailments and the heart attacks become a normal term for every one of us these days it is due to our sedentary lifestyle and stressful environment.

He said that Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions with artificial ventilation, in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is having a heart attack. He said that a heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked a heart attack is a “circulation” problem while a sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. so sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem, he added.

He said that there are more than 1 million cases per year in India of cardiac arrest. This requires a medical diagnosis, Lab tests or imaging. In this situation heart abruptly stops beating. Without prompt intervention, it can result in the person’s death. He said that the main symptom is a loss of consciousness and unresponsiveness. This medical emergency needs immediate CPR or use of a defibrillator. Hospital care includes drugs, an implantable device or other procedures, Dr. Raman added. Overall, this workshop was very successful and useful for everyone.

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