Emergency response skills workshop

Metro Group of Hospitals organized the Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) provider courses certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) & Quality Council of India (QCI), at Metro Heart Institute & RLKC Hospital in Naraina, Delhi from 2nd to 5th June’13.

The training was organized by VIVO Healthcare, a leading name in the field of emergency medical services and education, an authorized International Training
Centre for AHA in India.

Highlighting the importance of acquiring standardized life-saving skills, Dr. Purshotam Lal (Chairman, Metro Group of Hospitals) Padma Vibhushan & B. C. Roy National Awardee, said “The BLS & ACLS training programs facilitate in recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions and thereby help in preventing cardiac arrests”.
He also added that this should be made mandatory to all the medical & paramedical staff especially anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency room doctors, critical-care specialists, interns, nursing staff, OT staff etc.

The four-day schedule offered training to the health-care providers on the core basic skills needed to perform Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support in accordance with the latest guidelines.

These guidelines highlight the importance of high quality CPR, initiation of chain of survival, defibrillation, advanced life support care and post cardiac arrest care.

Ms. Swapna Mitra (Organizing Secretary) from Metro Group of Hospitals laid emphasis on training the staff from departments like House Keeping, Security, Transport Drivers, Front Office,  Medical Transcriptionist, Maintenance on Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as they also play an integral role in patients’ safety.
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important life-saving skill practiced throughout the world for an unconscious victim on whom breathing and pulse cannot be detected.

“We believe all institutions and organizations be it corporate offices or colleges or hotels, should have people trained in emergency medical response.

At a hospital where medical emergency and life threatening situations are a normal thing, it is all the more important that not only a select few but as many people as possible should have first responder skills,” said Mr Vikas Tripathi, AVP VIVO Healthcare, Gurgaon.

Vivo Healthcare Institute is the academic initiative of VivoHealthcare, India’s premier organization in Emergency Medical Services.

The company operates in all the affiliated segments of organized emergency response system such as emergency response training, ambulance services, first aid medical equipment and paramedic education.

The company is head-quartered in Gurgaon and provides emergency response trainings to individuals, corporates, educational institutions, PSUs and government organization of the country.

Vivo Healthcare, an ISO 9001-2008 company, is an international training center for American Heart Association (AHA), American Safety And Health Institute(ASHI) and accredited by Quality Council of India(QCI).

The company has been founded with an aim to fulfill the deadly gap in the country’s healthcare system by addressing the need for a more efficient emergency response and trained paramedics.

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