Kauvery Hospital and Restart Heart Foundation organized First Aid & BLS Training for Greater Chennai Corporation Officials, observing World Emergency Medicine Day
Chennai, May 27th 2023: Marking World Emergency Medicine Day, Kauvery Hospital and Restart Heart Foundation organized a novel initiative to address the rise in 'Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest' (OHCA) incidents and other emergencies that require swift response. The program aims to raise public awareness on first aid measures for emergencies and impart essential skills for the same.
As a part of this initiative, Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid Training program was conducted by Kauvery Hospitalâ€™s Department of Emergency Medicine, exclusively for 150 Greater Chennai Corporation officials from Thousand Lights Zone 9.
The program was conducted in the presence of Dr.J Radhakrishnan, IAS, Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner and Dr. N Ezhilan, MLA of Thousand Lights Constituency. "Empowering our community with knowledge and critical response skills can have a profound impact on our collective health. This program by Restart Heart Foundation by Kauvery Hospital does precisely that, making our community safer by preparing officials, who are often the first point of contact in emergencies, to provide immediate and effective assistance," says Dr J Radhakrishnan, IAS, Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner.
"The time period before an ambulance arrives at the spot plays a crucial role in saving a life. Automated External Defibrillators are devices that are used along with CPR , which can deliver shock to the victim, thus restoring the heart functions. A bystander should know these skills to help someone who has collapsed on a road, office or an institution. This initiative by Kauvery Hospital to create a safer environment is commendable," says Dr N Ezhilan , MLA Thousand Lights Constituency.
Inorder to educate and upskill the clinical staff, Kauvery Hospital has also launched Basic Trauma Life Support Course through its internal Learning Management platform- KOACH. This course is designed to keep doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff at the forefront of life-saving techniques and procedures, reinforcing the hospital's commitment to excellence in emergency care. This will be supplemented by periodic workshops by Emergency Department to keep the team updated on latest developments in Trauma and Disaster Management.