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Monday, December 16, 2013

CPR 10 Utsav Inaugurated


Inaugurating a day-long hands-only CPR 10 Utsav, Mr. Jalaj Shrivastava Chairman NDMC said that cardiac first aid training in hands-only CPR 10 should be provided in every school and college as part of their educational programme. It has now become possible to train everybody as mouth to mouth resuscitation is no more required.

In his message, Mr D M Sapolia Chief secretary Govt of Delhi said that all heart patients must ensure that their relatives and employee learn this technique as heart patients are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and they can be revived if the bystander at that point of time can attempt CPR 10 on them if they develop cardiac arrest.

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and President Heart Care Foundation of India Dr. K K Aggarwal and Dr P K Sharma, MOH NDMC said that all healthcare personnel including security personnel in the hospital premises, bus conductors, bus drivers, police personnel etc. should also be trained in CPR 10 as they are the first ones to reach if a person has cardiac arrest.

Dr. Aggarwal further said that CPR 10 is only effective if it is attempted within 10 minutes of cardiac arrest. The Foundation released the CPR 10 mantra, which in Hindi reads as “Marne ke dus minute ke under dus minute tak aur 10 x 10 yani 100 prati minute ki speed se apni chhati peetne ke badle marne wale ki chhati peeto.”

In English it can be remembered as “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

The journalists should also be trained in the technique as they are also among the first ones to reach the victim’s place. The chances of revival are up to 60 per cent if attempted within 10 minutes and these chances can be increased if there is availability of public access defibrillators.

Dr. Aggarwal said that the Government should issue an advisory so that every public place where there is a gathering of more than 50 people, which includes trains, buses, malls, hotels and restaurants it should be compulsory for them to have their staff trained in CPR 10 and also to make available public access defibrillators. As of today, only airlines have made it mandatory to have public access defibrillators.

Over 3000 persons were trained in a single day.

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