As an Intensive Care Physician , I deal with situations on a daily basis where a patient is laid in front of my ICU/ICCU team with a stopped heart. While we are able to revive many of these patients by following standard in hospital resuscitation protocols, we also lose many of our patientsâ€.
Seventy per cent of outâ€‘ofâ€‘hospital cardiac arrests occur at home and 90% of people, who suffer outâ€‘ofâ€‘hospital cardiac arrest, die. Every minuteâ€™s delay in resuscitation of the cardiac arrest victim reduces the chance of survival. Unfortunately, immediate help is received by only about 50% of people experiencing outâ€‘ofâ€‘hospital cardiac arrest, he added.
The Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA) has taken the task of developing indigenous CPR guidelines for Indian situations. ISA-Nagpur City Branch organises various CPR training activities in the city. CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, which is a life saving medical procedure with bare hands given to someone who is in cardiac arrest.
The Training camp â€˜Compression Only Life Supportâ€™ will be held on May 26 from 7 am to 9 am at Bharatvan, Bharat Nagar, Nagpur.
The purpose of CPR is to keep oxygenated blood flowing through the body to keep the vital organs alive. CPR just keeps the victims alive until advanced care is available. If the principles of COLS are applied immediately by someone nearby, the chance of survival of victims can double or triple.
Realising the dire need to train laymen and common citizen of Nagpur out there on the streets to start identifying cardiac arrest situations and start CPR, â€œApna Van Bharat Vanâ€#savebharatvan volunteers along with Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (Nagpur chapter) and volunteers of â€œHalf Day Wildlifersâ€ and â€œMood of the Groupâ€ have arranged a training session for all interested citizen of Nagpur will be trained to identify and tackle cardiac arrest situations at home or on the streets.
The CPR guidelines of Compression-Only Life Support (COLS) for management of the victim with cardiopulmonary arrest in adults provide a stepwise algorithmic approach for optimal outcome of the victim outside the hospital by untrained laypersons.
Team #savebharatvan, Dr Abheek Ghosh along with course trainers, Dr Deepak Madankar (MD, Anesthesia) and Dr.Neelesh Mathankar (DA, Anesthesia), invites everyone in Nagpur to take benefit of this unique opportunity of getting trained in saving lives.