TRANSWATER Health, Safety and Environmental Department (HSED) has organized 2 sessions of CPR Awareness Program for TRANSWATER on 10 January 2018 at PPS Office and GOII Office. The program was conducted by New Hope CPR Learning Centre.
During this program, the participants was coached on how to identify a different type of cardiac arrest symptom including stroke, heart attack and difficulty in breathing. In order to have a better grasp on CPR, the participants were offered to perform a CPR demonstration on the manikin. At the end of the program, most of the participants are well aware on how to perform the CPR on their own in case of any emergency.
As most of us are aware, cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of people who suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest died to this reason. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or commonly known as CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.