Tuli College Of Hotel Management Nagpur (TCHM) in its NSS activity had organised the session on “Compression Only Life Support” with Rotary Club of Nagpur and in association with Indian Society Of Anaesthesiologists Nagpur city Branch.
The session was conducted on June 16 by Dr. Sonali Bhagat an Associate Professor in Department of Anaestheaia at IGGMC, Nagpur.
She is also an executive member of ISANCB. She explained why is compression-only important in CPR? Hands-only (compression-only) bystander CPR may reduce the time to initiation of CPR and result in delivery of a greater number of chest compressions with fewer interruptions for the first several minutes after adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
She also emphasised on early recognition of cardiac arrest and activation, early chest compression and early transfer to medical facility. The guidelines emphasise avoidance of any interruption of chest compression, and thus relies primarily on chest compression-only CPR by laypersons.
She told students how the process is done and how often it is done. Compression-Only Life Support (COLS), refers to the SBT on chest compression-only- CPR. It included the chest compressions at the rate of 120 compressions/minute and the compression depth of 5 to 6 cm by using the manikin to make GDAs understand how to perform this type of resuscitation.
Each and every student had practiced the COLS. They understood the method, the frequency of CPR, how to call the ambulance, how to treat the patient, what precautions to be taken when you see the victim.
The aim of the session was to Assess the Knowledge and Effectiveness of Compression-Only Life Support (COLS) Training among laypersons to conclude, Compression-Only Life Support (COLS) training among laypersons taught by interactive session followed by hands-on demonstration and practice was effective in increasing the knowledge and competency in performing COLS.
Last but not the least all the students got a Certificate from the Indian Society Of Anaesthesiologists Nagpur city Branch.