24-OCT-2018: JNMC observes 'World Restart a Heart Day'
Aligarh, October 24: On the 'World Restart a Heart Day', students of Aligarh Muslim University's Senior Secondary Girls School, Abdullah Girls School, Women's College, Saiyyid Hamid Senior Secondary School and STS School were taught how to save lives via cardiac resuscitation (cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR). The event was part of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, J N Medical College (JNMC) campaign to train people on how to conduct emergency procedures involving chest compressions and artificial ventilation on people suffering cardiac arrests.
"In an overwhelming response, over 600 students of class IX and X participated to get hands-on-training in the Compression Only Life Support (COLS) process," said Prof Syed Moied Ahmed, Chairman, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. He informed that the school students who have been trained by Dr Abu Nadeem, Dr Obaid A Siddiqui, Dr Syed Hussain Amir, Dr Syed Kamran Habib, Dr Farha Nasreen, Dr Shahna Ali, Dr Manazir Athar, Dr Muazzam Hasan and other resident doctors will receive Indian Resuscitation Council (IRC) certificates.
Prof Moied Ahmed, who with Prof Rakesh Garg of AIIMS, New Delhi has been given the responsibility to frame guidelines for easy-to-learn resuscitation process applicable for lay persons said that the 'Restart a Heart Day' observations in AMU are a part of a nation-wide programme run by the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA) to train over one lakh people in basic emergency lifesaving techniques with the vision, 'Every Citizen Should Be A Life Saver.'
The observations began with a short lecture by Prof Hammad Usmani on 'Journey made by the speciality of Anaesthesia from Ether Dome to Workstation' in which he discussed the history of anaesthesia from Ether Dome, the historic site of the first use of anesthesia in a surgical procedure to the modern day developments.
The Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care concluded the Restart a Heart Day commemoration with a workshop on 'Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support' for the resident doctors of surgery, medicine, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, paediatrics and gynaecology. Attending the workshop as a special guest, Dr Hameeda Tariq said that training people in cardiopulmonary life support can reduce 50 percent of cardiac arrest deaths.
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Related PicturesProf Syed Moied Ahmed with his team members during World Restart a Heart Day observations
School chidlren being trained by resident doctors during World Heart Restart Day observations