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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) & Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training

Date: 3 November 2018

Time: 9.00 am to 11.30 am

Venue: Dewan Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew (Campus Auditorium)

The First Aid Unit of TAR UC Penang Branch Campus liaised with St John Ambulance, Penang, to organise a CPR & AED training session for the students and staff of TAR UC Penang. A total of 67 students and 17 TAR UC staff attended the training conducted by Dr Lawrence and his team of St John Ambulance volunteers.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is a lifesaving technique administered when the heart stops beating. An AED is a device that sends an electric shock to the heart to restore the heart’s rhythm after a sudden cardiac arrest. The use of CPR and AED by bystanders before the paramedics arrive can increase the survival rate from a sudden cardiac arrest by 70%.

Participants were divided into small groups where each group was guided by a St John Ambulance volunteer on how to administer CPR and AED correctly and the participants were able to practise on dummies.

The training session was very useful in disseminating information on how to administer CPR and use AED correctly. It is also very important to have publicly accessible AEDs to effectively improve the chances of survival from a sudden cardiac arrest. Knowing the correct CPR technique and having an AED handy can save lives.

A St. John Ambulance volunteer giving a briefing on how to perform CPR & AED

A TAR UC Penang Branch student learning to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by practicing on a dummy,  guided by a St. John Ambulance volunteer