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CPR can help save lives

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By: Abrar Yousuf Mir

In the serene valley of Kashmir, amidst its breath taking beauty, lurks a troubling reality. Rise in sudden cardiac deaths. This silent epidemic has cast a somber light on the region’s heart health landscape, prompting a clarion call to action.

In moments of cardiac emergencies, the ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) emerges as a critical determinant of survival. However, it’s disheartening that many in Kashmir lack the knowledge of this life-saving technique.

By fostering a culture of CPR education and training, Kashmir can fortify its resilience against the silent threat of sudden cardiac events, ultimately saving lives and nurturing a healthier community.

CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions with artificial ventilation. Its aims to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures can be taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person experiencing cardiac arrest. This simple yet powerful intervention delivers oxygen to vital organs, particularly the brain, until medical professions can take over.

How to perform CPR..?

Performing CPR is not rocket science, but it does require proper technique and training. First, place the victim on a flat surface with a slight head tilt. Then, interlock your hands and position yourself directly over the victim’s chest. Keep your arms straight and rigid, and perform 100-120 high-quality chest compressions per minute, pushing the chest down about two inches. Do not forget to clear the airway by gently tilting the head back and checking for obstructions.

Our young students are not just the future; they’re the present. Beyond academic excellence, nurturing a generation of compassionate and capable individuals requires imparting practical life-saving skills. Integrating CPR training into the educational curriculum equips students with the ability to respond effectively in emergencies, instilling a sense of responsibility and empathy.

By empowering students as first responders, Kashmir can cultivate a culture of solidarity and resilience, where every citizen plays a role in safeguarding the communities well being. Moreover, the imperative to equip individuals with CPR proficiency extends beyond healthcare professionals. Employees across various sectors constitute a vast network of potential lifesavers. By investing in CPR training for employees, organizations can enhance workplace safety and foster a culture of preparedness. Moreover, spreading awareness and offering CPR training to community members amplifies the impact, creating a ripple effect of empowerment and resilience.

Thus, fostering a culture of CPR education and training requires collaborative efforts from multiple stakeholders. Government agencies, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and community groups must come together to develop comprehensive CPR training programs tailored to Kashmir’s unique needs. Leveraging technology and innovative teaching methodologies can enhance accessibility and scalability, reaching even the most remote corners of the valley.

In the heart of Kashmir lies the hope for a healthier future, where every individual is empowered to be a lifesaver. By embracing CPR training as a fundamental aspect of education and workplace preparedness, Kashmir can mitigate the impact of sudden cardiac events, saving precious lives and nurturing a stronger, more resilient community. Let us heed the call to action, bridging hearts and building a brighter tomorrow for generation to come.


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