Precious Treasures Primary School receives CPR Training

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The American Heart Association (AHA) designated the month of September as CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) month with a goal to partner with other stakeholders to train 25,000 persons in life-saving CPR in September 2017.

The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital Life Saver Training Centre announced its partnership with the AHA to provide training to as many persons as possible. Various companies, schools and banking institutions were invited to capitalise on the course by reason of the large number of people that access these establishments on a regular basis. Since cardiac arrest can occur at any time and anywhere, it is the hospital’s corporate responsibility to make TCI a safer place for all who live in as well as visit these beautiful by nature islands.

The AHA Certified training centre also offer additional courses such as Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Nineteen teachers and administrators from Precious Treasures International School Turks and Caicos enrolled to learn the lifesaving skill at TCI Hospital’s Training Centre, which is certified by AHA. Graceway IGA has also scheduled a large group of employees to receive training.

Successful completion and skills testing with an AHA Certified instructor can earn an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR & AED Course Completion Card, valid for two years.

Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. This is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes a disruption of blood flow to the brain, lungs and other organs. Despite the important advances in prevention, cardiac arrest remains a substantial public health problem and a leading cause of death in many parts of the world.

In a cardiac arrest, seconds count. According to AHA, almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Sadly, many persons witnessing someone who has collapsed are often unable to help because they do not know what to do.

Individuals or employers can seize the opportunity to provide their staff with the necessary life-saving skills to enable them to respond in a timely and appropriate manner should the need arise. Remember – no one can place a value on life. You can save a life today.