GUWAHATI, April 12 � As part of its mission to improve the school safety scenario and increase awareness among schoolchildren about the knowledge of the application of basic life support cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to people in need, Project Child launched the first workshop for schoolchildren at Faculty Higher Secondary School, Amingaon, a press release stated.
Over 125 students and teachers attended the two-day CPR training workshop in the school.
Dr Shantonu Kr Das, who heads the Project Child programme, which is the largest school medical emergency support programme in the whole of North-east, said that the basic life saving � CPR programme aims to train around 7,000 school students and teachers in Guwahati during the current year. The objective of the programme is to make the students more sensitive to medical emergency and become the first help providers than being just bystanders in the time of any medial emergency.
CPR is a life-saving technique that helps maintain some blood flow to the brain and heart, and can help �buy time� until paramedics arrive or the patient can be transferred to centres with more advanced care, the release added.