Acquiring of BLS Training helped hospital employee to save his father
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, July 18, 2017: As Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation at DMCH has been regularly conducting Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Health Care for the medicos, nursing...
Ludhiana, July 18, 2017: As Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation at DMCH has been regularly conducting Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Health Care for the medicos, nursing and para-medical staff of the hospital, an employee working in VRS OT section of the hospital was able to rescue his father by giving him high-quality Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which was being taught to him in one of the BLS-ACLS course conducted for the employees
Employee Mr Vinod Kumar shares that during mid-night of 30th June, his father had a sudden bout of cardiac arrest and the entire family got panic. As it was not possible at that critical hour to immediately bring patient to Emergency of the hsopial, so Mr Vinod and his brother Harpreet who was also working as Ward Boy in Hospital started giving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to their ailing father as per the guidelines being taught to them during American Heart Association (AHA) accredited BLS-ACLS course.
Dr Sunil Katyal ( Professor & Head of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation) stressed that it should be made mandatory for all hospital employees to learn standardized universally accepted life-saving skills, which is quite useful in early management of peri-arrest conditions and thereby helping in preventing cardiac arrests.
Dr Anju Grewal (Professor of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation and AHA certified Instructor) ) informed that during the course, the participants are taught basic life-supporting skills which are required to promptly recognize life-threatening emergencies and relieve a person from sudden choking and cardiac arrest by providing high-quality Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest, said Dr Vivek K Gupta, Cardiac Anesthetist at Hero DMC Heart Institute.