American red cross certified First Aid/CPR/AED trained

"I prepared to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults" - Akhil

CPR can help in saving those lives.

During a cardiac arrest heart stops beating and blood flow stops, person starts losing consciousness within 15 seconds. Within another 30 to 60 seconds patient stops breathing and damage can happen to his brain cells in case of oxygen deprivation.

CPR helps the person’s blood keep circulating until more advanced tools can be used.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

What is CPR?

CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. 

Why is CPR Important?

Keeping the blood flow active – even partially – extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once trained medical staff arrive on site.

In adult victims of cardiac arrest, it is reasonable for rescuers to perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120/min and to a depth of at least 2 inches (5 cm) for an average adult, while avoiding excessive chest compression depths (greater than 2.4 inches [6 cm]). 

Whats happening in India?

  • India has the largest cardiovascular disease burden of any country in the world. Heart attack claims between 4 million and 5 million people annually
  • 10.3 percent of all deaths (700,000 cases annually) are due to sudden cardiac arrest
  • 25 percent of those deaths involved people younger than 50 (compared to 10 in America)

What do we need to do?

  • Raise cardiac arrest survival rates in India
  • Increase the number of community members who are trained in CPR
  • Train the general Public
  • Train local instructors
  • Make CPR training part of in High School curriculum
  • Increase access to AEDs
  • Have AEDs in all public areas
  • Empower local leaders to train their community
  • Create a sustainable change

Akhil successfully completed the Hero in 30 CPR training course on Hands-only CPR, and has demonstrated proficiency in the subject in accordance with terms and conditions of the Global Health Fund. Course administered in accordance with the 2015 ECC/ILCOR and AHA guidelines.