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Saveetha University achieves Guinness world record

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Cheni, April 16: Cardiac arrests could happen anywhere, anytime. It could happen to anyone, to your family member, office colleague, your neighbor, a stranger and most importantly to someone you love. In such cases, timely help could make a big difference between life and death. Immediate action with CARDIO-PULMORY RESUSCITATION (CPR) will most definitely be an effective way to increase the individual's chances of survival. Knowing CPR empowers you to help save someone in need at the right place, at the right time.

Research Data shows that over 2 lakh people die of sudden cardiac Arrest every year and 1/4th them are preventable. 80% of deaths occur outside the hospital. Out of this 88% die at home and so it becomes a mandate to have at least one CPR trained family member. Timely help in the form of Cardiopulmory Resuscitation can increase the chances of survival by three times. However the awareness and knowledge of Cardiopulmory Resuscitation are poor across the population of India and to rectify this knowledge gap Saveetha University organized the "SAVE-A-LIFE MOVEMENT", the largest CPR training on the World Health Day, on April 7 at Saveetha University, Thandalam , Cheni as a part of its continuous commitment to the society.

This mega event not only created awareness about CPR but also produced the maximum number of CPR trained people in a day which is a world record and this got recorded in the Anls of Guinness World Record.

28050 ground breaking numbers trained and unstoppable hard work involving 200 faculty, 100 instructors and more than 2500 volunteers were the road map for Guinness World record.

700 Manikins were used in 500 stations. It is one of a kind event organized by tiol BLS team for Bystander CPR which will save the life of a person involved in cardiac arrest. The whole event was conceived, planned and executed over a year. The course Directors organized one day CPR training for instructors by the tiol BLS trainers. This training was undertaken for a month. During this training they were not only trained in CPR but also were imparted guidance on how to conduct further trainings.

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