New Delhi, September 19, 2019:
The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) has been empanelled by Delhi Red Cross Society for cardiac life support training program.
HCFI has been actively engaged in teaching the life-saving skill of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR 10) to the public since 2012 via weekly camps at schools, colleges including government sectors like MCD, NDMC. HCFI trained all operational PCR vans constables in hands-only CPR in 2015 as they are usually the first responders.
To educate the general public, we have created a Formula of 10 for easier recall of the process of CPR after sudden cardiac death.
“Within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better), at least for the next 10 minutes (longer the better), compress the centre of the chest of the victim, effectively and continuously, with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute”.
This is an ongoing training program. So far, we have trained more than two lakh people in CPR 10, using CPR training manikins.
HCFI has been recognized by the Limca Book of World Records in three distinct categories in its 2014 edition.
- Most people trained in hands-only CPR 10 in a short time span: 11,453 students (8,193 female and 2630 males) trained in less than 8 hours on April 6, 2013
- Maximum number of people trained in hands-only CPR during an event: 10,932 people trained in hands-only CPR 10 during the 19th Perfect Health Mela from November 1 to 16, 2013
- Maximum number of people trained in hands-only CPR: 20,592 people in hands-only CPR in 43 days
There have been success stories of lives being saved using CPR 10.
Sudden death is reversible in the first 10 minutes. And at least one person per family should know CPR 10.
The first session of the training program will be held on 27th September. I urge you to nominate one person from your family to learn it. The Red Cross certified fee is Rs. 2300/ – (300/- for the book extra).
Three simple rules must be followed when you come across a victim of cardiac arrest:
- Call for help
- Check if the person is breathing
- If not, then start chest compressions and continue for at least 30 minutes till medical help arrives. Remember, don’t stop CPR too soon …