Every year, October is celebrated as Heart Saver Month.
The College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) organized a training session on Hands-Only CPR in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) at Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU), Lahore as a part or Pre Conference Workshops for FJMU ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023.
The esteemed Vice Chancellor of FJMU, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the training session.
A team from the American Heart Association put the training session together with the assistance of Prof. Abrar Ashraf (AHA Senior Regional Faculty), Dr. Muhammad Umar (AHA Regional Faculty), and Dr. Hasan Masud Gondal (AHA Instructor).
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Kamran Khalid Khawaja, Principal Prof. Noreen Akmal, Chairperson Department of Medicine/ Dean Nursing/ Director Quality Enhancement Cell Prof. Bilquis Shabbir, Registrar Prof. Muhammad Nadeem, Faculty Members, a large number of students, and paramedical staff were also present on the occasion.
Prof. Kamran Khalid Khawaja brilliantly performed the demonstration of mock exercise, and the participants of the training session greatly applauded his performance.
The Vice Chancellor of FJMU, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, thanked both the teams from CPSP, AHA and the participants. He said that the main objective of this training session is to create awareness of CPR among the general public. He said Allah Almighty says in Quran Majeed that “And whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely”. So if we have saved the life of even one human being, our purpose of doing this training session has been fulfilled. He added that the CPSP was the first pioneering organization in South Asia to launch Advanced Skilled Programmes in Medical Education.
Prof. Abrar Ashraf, while addressing the audience, thanked the Vice Chancellor, FJMU Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal. He asserted that oxygen is essential to human survival. If someone suffered from shock, then the first thing to do is to call Rescue 1122 and then start CRP on the patient. If we do CPR on the patient, we can save both the heart and the brain of the patient. Following are the three things to keep in mind when performing CPR:
1. Proper Place
2. Proper Depth
3. Proper Rate
All the students present in the auditorium hall were specially trained in CPR by the team of the American Heart Association.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:October 31, 2023
- End Date:October 31, 2023