Spring Dale’s students turn saviors
Learn CPR from a team of local doctors
Concerned over the increasing incidents of rash driving resulting in fatal road accidents and the spate of health problems requiring medical alertness on the part of citizens’ and their intervention anytime, anywhere, the staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School partook of a training session on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to equip themselves to deal with emergencies at home, school and in public places.
The session was conducted by a team of local doctors led by Dr Raman Chatrath, a Neuro Surgeon. Dr Chatrath said that this session was a part of the Community CPR Initiative started by him to equip school and college students and their families to handle medical emergencies that may arise at home or elsewhere, so as to try and reduce incidence of death. “Our motto is ‘Each One, Save One’,” he said.
Giving details about the procedure, Dr Chatrath said that it involved administering repeated cycles of chest compression and artificial respiration to revive an unresponsive patient, thus avoiding wastage of precious time and reviving him before he is taken to hospital. The participating students also performed some practical exercises with the team of visiting doctors to get a better grasp of the topic.
Giving details, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the students, who attended the session learnt methods of administering CPR to people depending on their age and medical needs. He added that the students were also shown a video on this topic, which helped them grasp the rhythm of the way in which CPR is administered. “The session would go a long way in equipping them with the skills that they need to save a life in case of an emergency at home, school and public places,” Mr Sharma said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that the school realized its responsibility of training its students to grow up to be responsible and helpful adults. They maintained that the institution also realized its responsibility towards the welfare of the society because of which it had organized this session. “We are committed to organizing more such interactive sessions even in the years to come,” they said.
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