HT Pace or­gan­ises work­shop for teach­ers to mark World Heart Day

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CHANDI­GARH: Hin­dus­tan Times Pace, in as­so­ci­a­tion with For­tis Hospi­tal, Mo­hali, or­gan­ised a four-hour hands-on work­shop on ‘ba­sic life sup­port train­ing pro­gramme’ on the World Heart Day for teach­ers of var­i­ous schools of the tric­ity.

About 80 del­e­gates from 26 schools at­tended the work­shop. The work­shop was con­ducted by For­tis fac­ulty mem­bers Dr Parvin­der Chawla, Dr Arun Ku­mar, Dr Sukhdeep Dhatt, Dr Za­far Iqbal and Dr Neeru Sahni.

The mod­ule of the work­shop was based on the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion’s Fam­ily and Friends CPR pro­gramme and en­tailed a mix of video-based demon­stra­tions and prac­ti­cal train­ing on adult and baby man­nequins.

Each par­tic­i­pant got a chance to know and prac­tice the cor­rect method of car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion (CPR) with the guid­ance of the fac­ulty.

They were also in­tro­duced to the con­cept of AED (au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tors), which are now com­monly avail­able in pub­lic places in the coun­try. Man­age­ment of chok­ing was also dis­cussed and demon­strated to the group.

It’s good to have a pro­gramme like this to

take care of med­i­cal emer­gen­cies, which are wit­nessed in schools in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions

ROY DA S I LVA Prin­ci­pal, St Stephen’s School,

SAS Na­gar

The zonal med­i­cal di­rec­tor, For­tis Hos­pi­tals, Dr Gur­bir Singh, ad­dressed the gath­er­ing and urged the teach­ers to per­co­late this mes­sage to their students.

He said the con­cept be­hind such work­shops was to en­gage with the community and in­crease the aware­ness and the skill set in deal­ing with such emer­gen­cies. He said schools could be a very pow­er­ful tool to bring about this change.

It was a won­der­ful work­shop. Mak­ing teach­ers aware about CPR

(car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion) will help save many lives. SUDHA MA­HA­JAN

of­fi­ci­at­ing prin­ci­pal, Mil­len­nium School, SAS Na­gar

HT PHOTO

Teach­ers at a work­shop or­gan­ised by Hin­dus­tan Times Pace in Chandi­garh on Satur­day.

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