In this week from 11th to 14th September HPR have reached three school where at GS Ste famille and GS Ndera students learnt about CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.) and Recovery position (a position used in first aid to prevent choking in unconscious patients. While at Ste Ignace students from health club learnt about Road safety.
The effort seems to be working. A number of students who took the class were able to do CPR themselves at the end of the session.
As another round of students finished doing compressions on the dummies, HPR Volunteers told them that immediate and effective hands-only CPR increase more than double of the chances to survive the cardiac arrest in victims.
As the end of the teaching session one of the students was happy to share with us his thought on this teaching sessions. He said "It’s never been done in my school before,” said Student from Ste Famille, “And we are learning a lot. We’ll be using it as a model so we can use CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) by saving the life of many people die from cardiac arrest
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Written by Nkumbuye Ami
Edited by Dr Dieudonne