Need to make everyone a CPR lifesaver
In India, CPR training is greatly emphasized in order to keep people safe and prepared. It ensures that citizens have the necessary knowledge to save someone’s life in an emergency situation. This is especially relevant in situations such as heart attacks, choking, or other medical emergencies where knowing how to provide CPR could mean the difference between life and death. Providing such training can help reduce both mortality rates and the number of disabilities caused by cardiopulmonary arrest or other physical emergencies.
In addition to this, providing mandatory CPR training across India can put everyone on a more equal footing when it comes to responding to medical emergencies. Hospitals often only have certain personnel who are trained for these kinds of situations; however, if everyone knows how to properly perform CPR or administer first aid then everyone can be a potential lifesaver regardless of their occupation or credentials.
Number of death due to heart attacks
The number of deaths due to heart attacks in India has remained consistently over 25,000 in the last four years, and over 28,000 in the last three years. In 2020, the total number of deaths from heart attacks in people aged 30 to 60 years in India was 19,238. There was an increase of over six per cent in the number of heart attack deaths in this age group, from 2020 to 2021.
There are two cases of cardiac arrest recently which were in the news. Because of the prompt action of trained personnel, a previous life was saved. A man who collapsed after suffering a heart attack while shopping at an IKEA store in Bengaluru was saved by a fellow shopper, also a doctor, who managed to revive him in time with cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. A video of the incident has been posted by the doctor’s son on Twitter. It shows a man lying unconscious on the ground. The doctor, dressed in a blue shirt, springs into action and starts giving him chest compressions to restore blood circulation and breathing. According to the description of the video, the process went on for 10 minutes after which the man lying on the ground gained consciousness and is seen coughing. Two IKEA employees were also seen assisting the man.
My dad saved a life. We happen to be at IKEA Bangalore where someone had an attack and had no pulse. Dad worked on him for more than 10 mins and revived him. Lucky guy that a trained orthopedic surgeon was shopping in the next lane. Doctors are a blessing. Respect !!! pic.twitter.com/QXpXTMBOya
— Rohit Dak (@rohitdak) December 29, 2022
Also, a CISF (Central Industrial Security Force)jawan saved the life of a man, who fell unconscious at Ahmedabad airport, by performing the CPR medical procedure on him. The jawans were able to revive him successfully.
Service to Humanity – Beyond the Mandate.
Prompt response by CISF personnel saved the precious life of a passenger by administering CPR @ Ahmedabad Airport. #CISFTHEHONESTFORCE#PROTECTIONandSECURITY with #HUMANITY@HMOIndia @MoCA_GoI@AAI_Official pic.twitter.com/poc6C7md6Y
— CISF (@CISFHQrs) December 20, 2022
What is CPR
PR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest. It is an emergency procedure consisting of chest compressions often combined 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 in cardiac arrest. It is recommended for those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing. Here is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training by the Indian Resuscitation Council