Crypto Relief supports the world's largest CPR training Program
An effective tool to save patients in Sudden Cardiac Arrests
Nearly 3 million people die of stroke and heart attack every year1. Moreover, mortality by heart attacks has doubled in the pandemic2. Many lives could be saved if there is awareness on cardiac-related issues. Here is a positive step to arrest such deaths.
Crypto Relief supported the Srujna Charitable Trust who conducted this program in partnership with Covid India Campaign (CIC), a volunteer-driven pan-India disaster support task force, and ICATT Air Ambulance Services. They have successfully conducted the world's largest Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training program across six taluks in Chitradurga district in Karnataka.
This event has been planned as a part of Sharana Sanskriti Utsava in Chitradurga to strengthen healthcare awareness at the grassroots level.
This initiative was planned in three stages.
In the first stage, trainers were trained on September 24, 25, and 26 followed by training of schools and colleges on October 5 in the second stage. As part of stage 3, the rural outreach CPR program began on October 18.
In the first stage, more than 4,250 trainers from the police department, medical colleges, schools, pharmacy, and ASHA volunteers, bus drivers auto-rickshaw drivers, and pourakarmikas were trained by specialists in emergency medicine in the first phase. Over 1000 manikins were used in a ratio 1:1 training. These trainers, in turn, will be able to train more people from the community.
In the second stage, students from over 200 high schools, PU colleges, and degree colleges (both private and government) were trained. Over 1500 trainers and volunteers, including medical students, interns, doctors and nurses, pharmacists, and dental college students were sent to over 210 different locations across Chitradurga.
The outreach provided hands-on CPR training to over 28,700 students which broke the existing world record of 28,583 in a single day!
Stage 3 aims to train a further three lakh people over the next couple of weeks from the district which was officially launched last week. The teams comprise doctors/medical students/community health officers, ASHA volunteers led by the GP members, and PHC doctors. The training program is being telecast live. This will be done by reaching out to all the GPs with the required manikins, handouts, and trained trainers to impart the knowledge to the community.
Mentioning about this event, Sandeep Nailwal - Founder at CryptoRelief said, “Citizen response has immense potential to save lives. The team at crypto relief is privileged to associate with this attempt to make CPR training available to the masses. We believe this program will have an impact in addressing emergency medical response.”
This mega event, has been programmed by Srujna Charitable Trust and spearheaded by CIC and led by Dr Shalini Nalwad, Mr Naveen K S, and Mr Swadeep Pillarisetti. Other partners are Heart and Stroke Foundation of India, a subsidiary of American Heart Association, Society of Emergency Medicine Karnataka led by Dr Naga Nischal, Syook led by Mr Arjun Nagarajan, and organizing committee of Sharana Sanskriti Utsava, led by president Mr Naveen KS. The outreach is being coordinated by the Basaveshwara Medical College team.