HT Pace organises workshop for teachers to mark World Heart Day
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,
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
Teachers at a workshop organised by Hindustan Times Pace in Chandigarh on Saturday.