Feb. 11, 2013
-- New Delhi: Monday, 11 February 2013:
A gasping respiration means the brain is still alive and the stopped heart is still revivable, said Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal
, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice President (Elect) Indian Medical Association. He was conducting a camp at Gita Rattan Jindal Public School at Rohini, Sector 7. 1194 students along with Nursury Training Teachers were trained and given one to one training in hands only CPR 10.
Dr. Aggarwal said that often people consider gasping as the sign of life and do not start resuscitation in time. Effective and continuous cardiac resuscitation in such patients can revive the heart. CPR 10 should be started within ten minutes of the death and continued for at least ten minutes. In children it can be continued till 35 minutes and in adults for 25 minutes. Mouth to mouth breathing is not required as it has been seen that only chest compression is sufficient for reviving the heart.
The function was chaired by Dr Sonia Jindal
, Director, Gita Rattan Educational Group, Jindal Public School & Principal Ms Pawinder Pal Kaur
.About HCFI :
The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 29132
people since 1st November 2012.The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”
About the author: Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal is a Senior Consultant, Physician, Cardiologist at Delhi based Moolchand Medcity; President Heart Care Foundation of India; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council and Has served as the Research and Academic Wing Heads of National Indian Medical Association.