Kauvery Hospital, Salem, Conducted Basic Life Support (BLS) Training For Residents Of Salem

~ Participants included auto-drivers, corporate employees and the general public

Salem, 1st February 2019: KauveryHospital, Salem, hosted a one-day BasicLife Support (BLS) training workshop at its premises, today. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Ashok, EmergencyPhysician, Kauvery Hospital, Salem.

The training program equipped the participants with basic life support skills to handle medical emergencies that commonly occur. The participants were taken through different emergencies like Bronchial Asthma, Acute myocardial infarction, Seizures, Choking, Dog bites, etc. and how to provide first-aid and critical support to a patient at the golden hour.

The workshop incorporated techniques of CPR, Artificial Ventilation (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) and basic first-aid as a part of its programme. Using a mannequin, the participants were given a demonstration on how to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the Heimlich Manoeuvre, including the important Do's and Don'ts that should be kept in mind during a CPR.

The session also taught the auto and taxi drivers on how to respond quickly during a medical emergency and the immediate treatment that can be done while they are being transported to the hospital.

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants received a certificate and were bestowed with the title of 'Salem SuperStar'. Following the successful completion of the first workshop, Kauvery Hospital would be organizing the BLS training, every Friday.

Speaking during the workshop, Dr. R. Ashok, Consultant Emergency Physician, Kauvery Hospital, Salem said,"It is extremely important that every individual is equipped with skills in basic life support that will help in saving lives. From the time of the incident, until the time the patient reaches a hospital, the victim can go through trauma which can impact their recuperation, and hence appropriate first-aid can alleviate much pain and help in faster recuperation. The techniques that were imparted during this workshop will help in preventing unnecessary medical complications and ensure that a patient reaches hospital safely"

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. V.Selvam, Head - Operations, Kauvery Hospital, Salem said, "BLS is an essential skill that everyone should be equipped with, as this paves for lives to be saved during emergency situations. The BLS training workshop conducted by Kauvery Hospital, Salem, is sure to have imparted the required lifesaving skills to the participants. These skills can make a very big difference by doubling a person's chance of survival, if performed at the right time".

About Kauvery Hospital:

Kauvery Group of Hospitals started its journey in healthcare in 1999 and has now become a highly reputed clinical institution in the field of private health care. Kauvery Hospital has grown across 5 cities of Tamil Nadu to become a reputed name in secondary & tertiary healthcare with a bed capacity of 1200, offering multi-specialty services with global standards, treating 5,00,000 out-patients and 50,000 in-patients each year.

Kauvery Hospital is known globally for its centres of Excellence, and their use of comprehensive, latest technology in medical science, especially in diagnostics and remedial care in heart diseases, transplantation, vascular and neurosciences medicine.

With a patient centred care approach & International healthcare service standards, Kauvery has earned a distinguished reputation as an ethical healthcare group offering high quality Medical services. Kauvery has plethora of patient transformation stories to its credit for complex surgeries/treatment in the areas of Cardiology, Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement, Hepatobiliary sciences - Liver & Pancreas, Gastroenterology, Cardio-Thoracic and Neuro Sciences.

Located in the heart of Trichy (Tennur, Royal Road and Alexandria Road -Cantonment), Chennai (Alwarpet), Hosur, Salem and Karaikudi, the hospitals also render adult and paediatric trauma care.

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