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Posted at: Nov 9, 2018, 12:06 AM; last updated: Nov 9, 2018, 12:06 AM (IST)

IUST students, faculty get basic life support training

rinagar, November 8

To decrease accident and trauma deaths, the health department has been giving basic life support training to people.

The health department on Thursday imparted basic life support training to nearly 100 persons, including students and teachers of the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), in Srinagar.

Rigorous simulation-based mock drill was held in which the trainees were made to handle basic trauma victims as first responders, said a spokesperson for the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir. “The training involved the basics of pre-hospital care by a first responder in case of any eventuality. The participants were taught how to manage a conscious victim who is bleeding and how to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an unconscious victim,” the spokesperson said.

The participants included IUST faculty, students, non-teaching staff, drivers and security guards. “More than 100 persons took part in one-day-long basic life support skills training programme,” the spokesperson said. The training was provided by Dr Arshad Rafi, Dr Ijtaba Shafi and volunteers. Director, Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Kunzes Dolma said the trauma emergencies could strike anytime . — TNS

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