Compressions-Only CPR?

Why Compression-Only CPR?

Never do nothing!

Thousands of lives could be saved every year in Pakistan if common people know how to do compressions-only CPR (CPR). We’re providing CPR training across the Pakistan to make sure that when someone has a cardiac arrest, the Pakistani public know what to do to save a life.

A comprehensive CPR stands for Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation. Cardio means “of the heart” and pulmonary means “of the lungs.” Resuscitation is a medical word that means “to revive” — or bring back to life. Compressions-only CPR (CO-CPR) is a skill with focus on pushing hard and fast on the chest without giving rescue breaths.

Why learn CPR?

Cardiac problems are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone, at any age, anywhere and anytime. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing. Without CPR the person will die within minutes.

CPR should only be used if someone is:

  • unconscious and not breathing
  • unconscious and not breathing normally.

Who can you save with CPR?

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one. More than 70% of arrests occur at home.

How does CPR help?

By performing chest compressions, you are pumping blood, in the circulation system, throughout the brain and body to delay the tissue death and to extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage. Every second counts – any delay can quickly reduce a person’s chance of survival.

How to do Compressions-only CPR:

  • Step 1: Shake and shout
  • Step 2: Check for normal breathing
  • Step 3: Call 1122/EMS
  • Step 4: Start Hands-only CPR
  • Step 5: Continue until an ambulance arrives

Step 1: Shake and shout

If you come across someone who is unconscious, always check for danger and look for risks before you start helping.

  • Check for a response – gently shake the person’s shoulders and ask loudly ‘are you alright?’
  • Shout for help – if someone is nearby, ask them to stay as you might need them. If you are alone, shout loudly to attract attention, but don’t leave the person.

Step 2: Check for normal breathing

Someone having a cardiac arrest won’t be breathing, or won’t be breathing normally. They also won’t be conscious. Keeping their head back, check if the person is breathing normally by looking for:

  • regular chest movements
  • listening for breathing
  • feeling for breath on your cheek.

Look, listen and feel for no more than 10 seconds. Don’t confuse gasps with normal breathing. If you’re not sure if their breathing is normal, act as if it’s not normal.

  • If you’re sure the person is breathing normally, then put them in the recovery position and call 1122/EMS.
  • If breathing isn’t normal, open their airway. Place one hand on the person’s forehead, gently tilt their head back, then lift their chin using two fingers of your other hand under their chin – when you do this you open their airway.

Step 3: Call 1122/EMS

If the person is not breathing or not breathing normally:

  • ask someone to call 1122/EMS immediately and ask for an ambulance
  • check if AED is available and use it.

If you can’t find anyone to help, call 1122/EMS before you start CPR.

Step 4: Start Compressions-only CPR

  • Kneel next to the person.
  • Place the heel of one hand in the center of their chest. Place your other hand on top of the first. Interlock your fingers.
  • With straight arms, use the heel of your hand to push the breastbone down firmly and smoothly, so that the chest is pressed down between 5–6 cm, and release.
  • Do this at a rate of 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute – that’s around 2 per second.
  • Push hard and fast. Don’t worry about hurting someone. A cracked rib can be mended – just concentrate on saving a life.

Step 5: Continue until an ambulance arrives

Keep going until professional help arrives and takes over, or the person starts to show signs of regaining consciousness, such as coughing, opening their eyes, speaking, or breathing normally.

If you’re feeling tired, and there’s someone nearby to help, instruct them to continue. It’s not as hard as it looks.

FATSAL is pleased to announce series of CPR Workshops to raise awareness about cardiac emergencies and train people in CPR and anti-choking skills to save lives.

These workshops are 2-hours session where adult, child and infant manikins would be available for hands-on learning. Also the anti-choking trainer would be there to learn how to offer relief to choking person.

These workshops are open for age 15 and overPre-registration is must.  only a 2 hours duration. There are 3 sessions each day to train more people in life-saving skills like CPR and choking care. You as a participant can select date and session of your choice; once your fee is received. To maintain quality of training and participant to student ratio, we will only allow 20 participants in each session. The workshop fee includes certification, quick card & refreshment. See our upcoming schedule to mark your calendar. Remember, don’t delay because these are very competitive rates and we have limited seats too.

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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Cardiac Arrest Vs Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest Vs Heart Attack?

cardiac arrest is caused by an electrical problem in the heart. This electrical problem causes the heart to stop pumping blood around the body and to the brain. The person will be unconscious so start CPR.

heart attack is a blood circulation problem. It happens when an artery supplying blood to the heart muscle becomes blocked. This starves part of the heart muscle of oxygen and causes symptoms such as chest pain or discomfort. A person having a heart attack is usually still conscious and breathing.

If a heart attack isn’t treated, it can lead to a cardiac arrest.

Why learn CPR?

Cardiac problems are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone, at any age, anywhere and anytime. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing. Without CPR the person will die within minutes.

CPR should only be used if someone is:

  • unconscious and not breathing
  • unconscious and not breathing normally.

Who can you save with CPR?

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one. More than 70% of arrests occur at home.

Why take action?

  • These are preventable deaths.
  • Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but more than 95% of Pakistanis are not trained in CPR.
  • Sadly, less than 1% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
  • More than 70% of arrests occur at home.
  • 10 minutes and over, probable brain death.
  • Average response time of EMS (1122 Bike Ambulance 4 minutes, 1122 Ambulance 7-10 minutes, Aman Ambulance in Khi 10.1 minutes).

Hence, it is high time to learn CPR and save lives.

These workshops are open for age 15 and overPre-registration is must. The workshop fee is set for per person (Lahore/Islamabad =600/- PKR and for Karachi =750/- PKR) which includes training supplies, wallet card for quick reference, certification and tea/refreshment. The last date to submit fee for Karachi is December 8th. After last date, late fee =1050/person would be payable. There would be only 20 participants & appropriate equipment/supplies available to ensure you have ample time and quality learning session. There are multiple sessions of 2-hours each on any given day.

 

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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Road Traffic Victims and Emergency First Aid

Road traffic crashes

(commonly RTA – road traffic accidents) kill nearly 1.3 million people every year and injure or disable as many as 50 million more. They are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15–29 years.

In October 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims”. The day was created as a means to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their relatives who must cope with the emotional and practical consequences of these tragic events.

First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan encourages our young generation and respected parents to support safe driving behavior and through education and training before any young child get access to any type of motor like bike or car. They should also adopt correct behavior to ensure occupants (passenger, children and/or infants) safety and must have proper restraints for them too.

Road traffic crashes are among the world’s largest public health issues:

  • Traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for people ages 15-45 worldwide, resulting in 1.3 million deaths per year.

Road traffic crashes are robbing communities and developing countries of their future – the young generation:

  • Globally, more than 40% of all road traffic deaths occur among the 0 to 25 age group; &
  • 85% of traffic fatalities and 96% of child traffic fatalities occur in low- or middle-income countries.

Road traffic crashes place extreme financial strain on developing economies:

  • For many low- and middle-income countries, the cost of road crashes represents between 1-2% of GNP (GDP);
  • In some cases exceeds the total amount they receive in international development aid; &
  • Many road traffic crash victims are the primary income generators for their family. The injury or death of these victims negatively impact the standard of living for their entire family.

Road traffic crashes are predictable and can be prevented

People who survive the initial crash frequently suffer brain damage that impedes their ability to continue as an income generator for their families, and in fact may require a lifetime of personal care that can drain resources from already impoverished families. Helmet use makes a difference.  Appropriate helmet use reduces the risk of fatality by an average of 42% and of severe head injury by 69%.

A recent case study of motorcycle accidents from Los Angeles and Thailand similarly found that that un-helmeted riders were two to three times as likely to be killed and three times as likely to suffer a ‘disastrous outcome’. Of survivable crashes, universal helmet use would have prevented about 80% of fatalities and brain injuries.

The goal of training programs offered by First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan is to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency until more advanced help i s available.

Emergency First Aid does not require you to make complex decision or have in-depth medical knowledge. It’s easy to learn, remember, and perform.

Being volunteer is very good and our social and ethical responsibility to help victims and provide first aid (if trained to do so) but have to remain extremely careful if you are providing first aid on or near a roadway. Each year, many people are struck and killed by motor vehicles while providing assistance.

On this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, let us mobilize all possible contributions; knowledge and experience; to improve road safety. Let us honor those who have lost their lives on the world’s roads by acting to save lives.

 

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life

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Bleeding Control Workshop – Karachi – Dec 19

Injury

results from a wide variety of causes including accidents or intentional harm and in a wide variety of locations, such as:

Falls from greater heights

Significant blows to the body

Motor vehicle/bite crashes

Slicing or stabbing from sharp objects

Firearm shootings

Explosions and shrapnel

It is important that as many people as possible survive their injuries if they sustain trauma. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of surviving that injury.

FATSAL is pleased to announce Bleeding Control Workshops in Karachi on December 19, 2018 to raise awareness and train more people in the life-saving skills like how to stop the bleed. The course fee is =2,250/- PKR per person inclusive of certification, training supplies cost, quick wallet card & refreshment. The last date to register and pay workshop fee is December 8, 2018. The late fee of =2,750/- PKR would be payable after this date.

Where: City Links, 221-B, Block 2, P.E.C.H.S., Karachi.

Duration: 2-Hours / Workshop                      Three Sessions in a Day

Session # 1: 0930 – 1130           Session # 2: 1200 – 1400            Session # 3: 1430 – 1630

Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you there to run the session for your organization.

Everyone likes to think they are different. We are the same but let me assure you its not just talk. Frankly we try much harder to offer a more attentive, imaginative and enhanced and credible learning experiences.

You are kindly requested to disseminate this training course to your respective organizations and colleagues so that they can positively participate in the said training program and acquire the benefits.

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Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life

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Stroke Signs: Know to Save Lives

Stroke

is a life-threatening condition that is most common in people aged over 60, but can occur at any time in life. Stroke is the second most common cause of death and the first leading cause of disability in developed and developing countries. No large scale studies are available to determine the true incidence of stroke in Pakistan. Estimated annual incidence is 250/100,000, translating to 350,000 new cases every year. WHO says that 1 in every 6 suffers stroke once in lifetime.

Strokes often happen suddenly, without warning. Educating yourself on the signs of a stroke and taking urgent action is vital, as the sooner someone has access to treatment, the less damage their brain is likely to receive.

How do strokes happen?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of a person’s brain is cut off. There are three different kinds;

  • Haemorrhagic– when a weakened blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain bursts.
  • Ischaemic– where blood supply to the brain is stopped due to a blood clot.
  • Transient Ischaemic– where blood supply to the brain is temporarily stopped.

In Pakistan, about 13% of strokes are Haemorrhagic and 87% Ischaemic. A stroke is fatal, and those who survive are often faced with long-term complications, even disability of some type. These include problems with walking, speech, balance, vision and bladder and bowel control. In fact, half of all stroke survivors have a disability and over a third are dependent on others.

Early Recognition – Saves Lives:

Stroke symptoms happen within very quick succession of each other, so if you suspect someone is confused, has severe sudden headache, unable to speak/understand, sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, s/he might be having a stroke and you must act quickly so BE-FAST.

Be Ready, Take Pre-cautions but BE-FAST in an emergency:

  • Not all the warning signs occur in every stroke. Don’t ignore signs of stroke, even if they go away!
  • Check the time. When did the first warning sign or symptom start? You’ll be asked this important question later.
  • If you have one or more stroke symptoms that last more than a few minutes, don’t delay! Seek immediate medical attention!
  • If you’re with someone who may be having stroke symptoms, immediately call one of the emergency rescue service numbers. Expect the person to protest — denial is common. Don’t take “no” for an answer. Insist on taking prompt action.

The signs you need to look out for can be remembered with the acronym B.E.F.A.S.T. Stroke is always a medical emergency. Remembering the signs of stroke and acting FAST could mean saving a life.

Balance – Is the person unsteady on his feet?

Eyes – Vision in one or both eyes lost?

Face – Has the person’s face dropped on one side? Can they smile? Has their mouth or eye dropped?

Arms – Can the person lift both arms in the air and keep them there? Do they have arm weakness or numbness? See if one arm drifts back.

Speech – Is the person’s speech slurred or strange in any other way? Can they speak at all?

Time – If you notice anyone suffering from these symptoms, it’s time to dial EMS (1122 in Punjab/any other concerned number) immediately and ask for an ambulance.

The longer a person’s brain is left without oxygen, the more damaging to them a stroke will be. Immediate recognition by a bystander and a fast response from the emergency services can make a potentially fatal difference to someone suffering from a stroke.

Steps you can take to reduce your risks

Research showed that up to 80% of all strokes can be prevented. There are certain lifestyle choices you may make that increase your risk of having a stroke. Smoking, being overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet and drugs abuse can increase your risks.

Committing to a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, eating more fruit and vegetables, and cutting out smoking can help reduce your risks of a stroke.

At First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan, we offer training courses relating to all areas of first aid, such as First Aid, CPR & AED for Adults, Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED, CPR and AED for All (Adult, Children & Infants)Emergency Oxygen First Aid, First Aid Instructor Development Course, Bloodborne Pathogens. To find out more contact us today on 0345 5656307 or send an email to faisal@firstaidtosavealife.com

 

To Your Health & Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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World Stroke Day

 

 

 

 

 

Every four to six seconds, regardless of age or gender – someone somewhere will die from stroke.

What is a stroke?

Stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without blood, brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects depending on where it happens in the brain. It can affect people’s body, mobility and speech, as well as how they think and feel.

Stroke devastates lives around the world.

Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death globally. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age. Stroke affects everyone: survivors, family and friends, workplaces and communities.

17M – Strokes           6M – deaths          5M – Permanently Disabled

This, however, is more than a public health statistic. These are people, who at one time, were someone’s sister, brother, wife, husband, daughter, son, mother, father… friend. They did exist and were loved. Behind the numbers are real lives.

Stroke is treatable.

Stroke is a complex medical issue. But there are ways to significantly reduce its impact. Recognizing the signs of stroke early, treating it as a medical emergency with admission to a specialized stroke unit, and access to the best professional care can substantially improve outcomes.

The “1 in 6” campaign celebrates the fact that not only can stroke be prevented, but that stroke survivors can fully recover and regain their quality of life with the appropriate long-term care and support.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. Stroke also attacks children, including newborns.  Each year, nearly six million people die from stroke. In fact, stroke is responsible for more deaths every year than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together – three diseases which have set the benchmark for successful public health advocacy, capturing the attention of the world’s media and which consequently has provoked world leaders, governments and many sectors of civil society to act.

Stroke is indiscriminate and does not respect borders. Individual countries cannot address the challenges of stroke in isolation. World Stroke Day brings together advocacy groups, patient survivor support networks, volunteer stroke societies, public health authorities, physicians, nurses and others within the allied health professions including civil society at-large, for a collaborative approach to comprehensive stroke education, advocacy, prevention, treatment and long-term care and support for stroke survivors. Act now and don’t be the one (1) in six neither let your family and/or friends be the “1 in 6”.

 

To Your Health & Safety,

Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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2-Days Hands-on First Aid – Dec 15-16 Karachi

Respected All,

First Aid to Save a Life (FATSAL) Pakistan is pleased to announce 2-days “hands-on First Aid” in Karachi on 15th & 16th December, 2018. The course fee is =6,000/- PKR per person inclusive of course book, certification, training supplies cost, quick wallet card, [refreshment/s & lunch on both days]. The last date to register and pay course fee is: December 8, 2018.

Where: City Links, 221-B, Block 2, P.E.C.H.S., Karachi.

When: 9 am – 5 pm

This training program is designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider and exceeds local and industry requirements. The course is based on the current guidelines for CPR and First Aid.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to perform:

  • Role of the first aider
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims
  • Perform CPR
  • Use of AED
  • Give first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burn, fracture, eye injury, bleeding control, head, neck & back injuries, and heat & cold-related emergencies
  • Manage sudden illnesses, heart attack, stroke, seizure, bites, poisoning, diabetics
  • and many other topics

You’ll also receive a participant’s handbook and wallet card for quick revision/easy-to-read text that will walk you step by step through a variety of lifesaving skills. The skill card will also serve as an excellent refresher and reference tool after training is complete.

This course will help students to gain the knowledge skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency using CPR and first aid until more advanced help is available. Kindly remember that we have limited seats available so don’t wait for last day and register as early as possible to confirm your participation.

Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you there to run the session for your organization.

Everyone likes to think they are different. We are the same but let me assure you its not just talk. Frankly we try much harder to offer a more attentive, imaginative and enhanced and credible learning experiences.

Equipments available for Training:
1:- Professional adult and infant CPR-AED training manikins (with CPR monitor) for realistic experiences and feedback.
2:- Professional anti-choking trainers for lifelong learning experience.
3:- AED device for training purpose.
4:- First aid supplies for extensive training and learning purposes.

Course Benefits & Key Features:
01:- Certification: Successful participants will receive (individual) successful certificate with 2-years validity card.
02:- Training Booklet: A high quality course content based on international guidelines.
03:- Wallet Skill Card: A personal wallet skill guide card which can be used for quick reference/revision.
04:- A proven “seeing, hearing, doing, speaking, feeling” approach to learning.
05:- Low-stress training with user-friendly materials and positive coaching.
06:- Significant classroom time for hands-on practice.
07:- Performance-based student evaluation.

You are kindly requested to disseminate this training course to your respective organizations and colleagues so that they can positively participate in the said training program and acquire the benefits.

Training Venue:

Note: City Links is posted on Google Maps. You can check google map for directions.

 

We look forward to your valuable cooperation and support.

 

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Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life

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Why Learn CPR?

What is CPR?

CPR stands for Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation. Cardio means “of the heart” and pulmonary means “of the lungs.” Resuscitation is a medical word that means “to revive” — or bring back to life.

Its an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is having blood flow problem. It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing. Its main purpose is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart. The objective is to delay tissue death and to extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage.

Cardiac Arrest Vs Heart Attack?

cardiac arrest is caused by an electrical problem in the heart. This electrical problem causes the heart to stop pumping blood around the body and to the brain. The person will be unconscious so start CPR.

A heart attack is a blood circulation problem. It happens when an artery supplying blood to the heart muscle becomes blocked. This starves part of the heart muscle of oxygen and causes symptoms such as chest pain or discomfort. A person having a heart attack is usually still conscious and breathing.

If a heart attack isn’t treated, it can lead to a cardiac arrest.

Why learn CPR?

Cardiac problems are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone, at any age, anywhere and anytime. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing. Without CPR the person will die within minutes.

CPR should only be used if someone is:

  • unconscious and not breathing
  • unconscious and not breathing normally.

Who can you save with CPR?

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one. More than 70% of arrests occur at home.

Why take action?

  • These are preventable deaths.
  • Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but more than 95% of Pakistanis are not trained in CPR.
  • Sadly, less than 1% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
  • More than 70% of arrests occur at home.
  • 10 minutes and over, probable brain death.
  • Average response time of EMS (1122 Bike Ambulance 4 minutes, 1122 Ambulance 7-10 minutes, Aman Ambulance in Khi 10.1 minutes).

Hence, it is high time to learn CPR and save lives.

How does CPR help?

By performing chest compressions and rescue breaths, you are taking over the role of their heart and lungs, pumping blood and oxygen around their body. Every second counts – any delay can quickly reduce a person’s chance of survival.

To learn how to perform CPR, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Shake and shout
  • Step 2: Check for normal breathing
  • Step 3: Call 1122/EMS
  • Step 4: Give 30 chest compressions
  • Step 5: Give two rescue breaths
  • Step 6: Repeat until an ambulance arrives

Remember – even if you haven’t been trained in CPR with rescue breathing, you can still use hands-only CPR.

FATSAL is pleased to announce series of CPR Workshops in IslamabadLahore and Karachi to raise awareness about cardiac emergencies and train people in CPR and anti-choking skills to save lives.

These workshops are 2-hours session where adult, child and infant manikins would be available for hands-on learning. Also the anti-choking trainer would be there to learn how to offer relief to choking person.

These workshops are open for age 15 and overPre-registration is must. The workshop fee is set for per person (Lahore/Islamabad =600/- PKR and for Karachi =750/- PKR) which includes training supplies, wallet card for quick reference, certification and tea/refreshment. There would be only 20 participants & appropriate equipment/supplies available to ensure you have ample time and quality learning session. There are multiple sessions of 2-hours each on any given day.

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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CPR Workshops in Karachi – Dec 17 & 18

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any age, anytime, anywhere. Are you prepared to give care (CPR) to save lives? Yes or NO? What next then? Get trained. Save a life. You will be glad you did.

FATSAL is pleased to announce series of CPR Workshops in Karachi in the month of December to raise awareness about cardiac emergencies and train people in CPR and anti-choking skills to save lives.

 

These workshops are 2-hours session where adult, child and infant manikins would be available for hands-on learning. Also the anti-choking trainer would be there to learn how to offer relief to choking person.

These workshops are open for age 15 and over. Pre-registration is must. The workshop fee is set for per person (Karachi = 750/- PKR) which includes training supplies, wallet card for quick reference, certification and tea/refreshment. There would be only 20 participants & appropriate equipment/supplies available to ensure you have conducive environment and quality learning session. There are three (3) sessions per day each worth 2-hours to train maximum number of people. You only have to participate in one session of 2-hours.

Details are:

December 17 & 18:

1st Session: 0930 – 1130 hours

2nd Session: 1200 – 1400 hours

3rd Session:  1430 – 1630 hours

These workshops are must do for all. These are great for parents as 82% of parents would not know what to do if their children choked, burned themselves or collapsed. More than 70% of cardiac emergencies occur at home. Its high time to get trained, become a lifesaver and save lives.

Click here to register. W have limited seats in each session on any given day, better do it now.

This is going to be a learning by doing session where you can call upon your family, friends & colleagues to challenge in CPR skills. So learning with fun filled competition. I hope you spread the word & bring along more challengers who are willing to learn life saving skills – CPR & anti-choking care.

 

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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MEDIC First Aid International Certification – Karachi – Dec 14th

Respected All,

First Aid to Save a Life (FATSAL) Pakistan is pleased to announce 1-day “CPR, AED & First Aid” International Training Certification by MEDIC First Aid International in Karachi on December 14th, 2018. The course fee is =14,500/- PKR per person inclusive of course book, certification, training supplies cost, quick wallet card, refreshment/s & lunch. One can avail early bird discount of =1500/- flat discount upon submission of course fee on/before November 30th, 2018.

Where: City Links, 221-B, Block 2, P.E.C.H.S.

When: 8:30 am – 6 pm

This is a registered training course and globally recognized. This training program is designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider and fulfills industry requirements. The course is based on the current guidelines for CPR and First Aid.

MEDIC First Aid International (USA) CPR, AED and First Aid for Adults training will teach you to:

  • Role of the first aider
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims
  • Perform CPR
  • Use of AED
  • Give first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burn, fracture, eye injury, bleeding control, head, neck & back injuries, and heat & cold-related emergencies
  • Manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure, bites and poisoning
  • and many other topics

You’ll also receive a participant’s handbook and wallet card for quick revision/easy-to-read text that will walk you step by step through a variety of lifesaving skills. The skill card will also serve as an excellent refresher and reference tool after training is complete.

This course will help students to gain the knowledge skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency using CPR and first aid until more advanced help is available. Kindly remember that we have limited seats available so don’t wait for last day and finalize your registration as early as possible to confirm your participation.

Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you there to run the session for your organization.

Everyone likes to think they are different. We are the same but let me assure you its not just talk. Frankly we try much harder to offer a more attentive, imaginative and enhanced and credible learning experiences.

Equipments available for Training:
1:- Professional adult and infant CPR-AED training manikins (with CPR monitor) for realistic experiences and feedback.
2:- Professional anti-choking trainers for lifelong learning experience.
3:- AED device for training purpose.
4:- First aid supplies for extensive training and learning purposes.

Course Benefits & Key Features:
01:- Certification: Successful participants will receive (individual) successful accredited certificate with 2-years validity card.
02:- Training Booklet: Full-color Student Guide Book from approved course contents.
03:- Wallet Skill Card: A personal wallet skill guide card which can be used for quick reference/revision.
04:- Award-winning, professionally produced videos.
05:- A proven “seeing, hearing, doing, speaking, feeling” approach to learning.
06:- Low-stress training with user-friendly materials and positive coaching.
07:- Significant classroom time for hands-on practice.
08:- Performance-based student evaluation.

You are kindly requested to disseminate this training course to your respective organizations and colleagues so that they can positively participate in the said training program and acquire the benefits.

Training Venue:

Note: City Links is posted on Google Maps. You can check google map for directions.

 

We look forward to your valuable cooperation and support.

 

To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life

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Defibrillator

defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.  This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

SCA is a leading cause of premature death, but with immediate treatment many lives can be saved. SCA occurs because the electrical rhythm that controls the heart is replaced by a chaotic disorganised electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). The quicker VF can be treated by defibrillation the greater the chance of successful resuscitation. Seconds count, and the ambulance service is unlikely to arrive quickly enough to resuscitate most victims.

Note: AEDs are not very common in Pakistan and also not publicly installed.

Chain of Survival

Many SCA victims can be saved if persons nearby recognise what has happened, summon the ambulance service with the minimum of delay, perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (particularly chest compressions) and use an AED to provide a high energy electric shock to restore the heart’s normal rhythm. Each of these stages is a link in a chain of events that provide the best chance of success, but the critical factor is the speed with which the shock is given. .

Not Trained to Use AED?

AEDs are easy to use, compact, portable and very effective. They are designed to be used by lay persons; the machines guide the operator through the process by verbal instructions and visual prompts. They are safe and will not allow a shock to be given unless the heart’s rhythm requires it. They are designed to be stored for long periods without use and require very little routine maintenance. Several models are available from the manufacturers or through medical equipment companies. Its not mandatory to have AED training to use it.

How to Use It?

  • If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically, the most important thing is to call EMS and start CPR to keep the blood flowing around the body. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.
  • If you’re on your own, don’t interrupt the CPR to go and get a defibrillator. If it’s possible, send someone else to find one. When you call EMS, the operator can divert any nearby Bike-Ambulance (only available in Punjab) or ambulance for your help.
  • If AED is made available at the scene. All you have to do is open the cover and follow the instructions. Many defibrillators will also have diagrams or a screen to help you. The defibrillator detects the heart’s rhythm, it won’t deliver a shock unless one is needed.
  • Often you’ll need to press the shock button although some fully automatic defibrillators will deliver the shock themselves. You should resume CPR as soon as instructed by the defibrillator.
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MEDIC First Aid International Certification – Karachi – Oct 13th

Respected All,

First Aid to Save a Life (FATSAL) Pakistan is pleased to announce 1-day “CPR, AED & First Aid” International Training Certification by MEDIC First Aid International in Karachi on October 13th, 2018. The course fee is =14,500/- PKR per person inclusive of course book, certification, training supplies cost, quick wallet card, refreshment/s & lunch. One can avail early bird discount of =1500/- flat discount upon submission of course fee on/before Sep 28th, 2018.

Where: City Links, 221B- Block 2, PECHS

When: 8am – 6pm

This is a registered training course and globally recognized. This training program is designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider and fulfills industry requirements. The course is based on the current guidelines for CPR and First Aid.

MEDIC First Aid International (USA) CPR, AED and First Aid for Adults training will teach you to:

  • Role of the first aider
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims
  • Perform CPR
  • Use of AED
  • Give first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burn, fracture, eye injury, bleeding control, head, neck & back injuries, and heat & cold-related emergencies
  • Manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure, bites and poisoning
  • and many other topics

You’ll also receive a participant’s handbook and wallet card for quick revision/easy-to-read text that will walk you step by step through a variety of lifesaving skills. The skill card will also serve as an excellent refresher and reference tool after training is complete.

This course will help students to gain the knowledge skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency using CPR and first aid until more advanced help is available. Kindly remember that we have limited seats available so don’t wait for last day and finalize your registration as early as possible to confirm your participation.

Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you there to run the session for your organization.

Everyone likes to think they are different. We are the same but let me assure you its not just talk. Frankly we try much harder to offer a more attentive, imaginative and enhanced and credible learning experiences.

Equipments available for Training:
1:- Professional adult and infant CPR-AED training manikins (with CPR monitor) for realistic experiences and feedback.
2:- Professional anti-choking trainers for lifelong learning experience.
3:- AED device for training purpose.
4:- First aid supplies for extensive training and learning purposes.

Course Benefits & Key Features:
01:- Certification: Successful participants will receive (individual) successful accredited certificate with 2-years validity card.
02:- Training Booklet: Full-color Student Guide Book from approved course contents.
03:- Wallet Skill Card: A personal wallet skill guide card which can be used for quick reference/revision.
04:- Award-winning, professionally produced videos.
05:- A proven “seeing, hearing, doing, speaking, feeling” approach to learning.
06:- Low-stress training with user-friendly materials and positive coaching.
07:- Significant classroom time for hands-on practice.
08:- Performance-based student evaluation.

You are kindly requested to disseminate this training course to your respective organizations and colleagues so that they can positively participate in the said training program and acquire the benefits.

We look forward to your valuable cooperation and support.

 

To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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CPR Workshop in Karachi

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any age, anytime, anywhere. So are you prepared to give care (CPR) to save a life? Yes or NO? What next then? Get trained. Save a life. You will be glad you did.

FATSAL is pleased to announce series of CPR Workshops in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi in the month of September and October to raise awareness about cardiac emergencies and train people in CPR and anti-choking skills to save lives.

These workshops are 2-hours session where adult, child and infant manikins would be available for hands-on learning. Also the anti-choking trainer would be there to learn how to relieve choking person.

These workshops are open for ages 15 and over. Pre-registration is must. The workshop fee is set for per person (Lahore/Islamabad =500/- PKR and for Karachi =650/- PKR) which includes training supplies, wallet card for quick reference, certification and tea/refreshment. There would be only 20 participants & appropriate equipment/supplies available to ensure you have conducive environment and quality learning session. There are multiple sessions on any given day – like there are 4 sessions each of 2-hours duration on Sep-10th CPR Workshop.

For Example:

Oct 14 – Karachi:

1st Session: 0800 – 1000 hours

2nd Session: 1015 – 1215 hours

3rd Session:  1315 – 1515 hours

4th Session: 1530 – 1730 hours

These workshops are must do for all. These are great for parents as 82% of parents would not know what to do if their children choked, burned themselves or collapsed. More than 70% of cardiac emergencies occur at home. Its high time to get trained, become a lifesaver and save lives.

The workshop’s schedule is given below. Click here to register. W have limited seats in each session on any given day, better do it now.

Islamabad Schedule: 
September 10, 2018                (4 sessions of 2-hours each)
September 17, 2018                (4 sessions of 2-hours each)
October 28, 2018                    (4 sessions of 2-hours each)
October 29, 2018                    (4 sessions of 2-hours each)

Lahore Schedule: 
September 15, 2018                (4 sessions of 2-hours each)
September 29, 2018                (4 sessions of 2-hours each)
October 21, 2018                     (4 sessions of 2-hours each)

Karachi Schedule: 
October 12, 2018                     (4 sessions of 2-hours each)
October 14, 2018                    (4 sessions of 2-hours each)

This is going to be a learning by doing session where you can call upon your family, friends & colleagues to challenge in CPR skills. So learning with fun filled competition. I hope you spread the word & bring along more challengers who are willing to learn life saving skills – CPR & anti-choking care.

 

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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Hands-Only CPR?

Why Hands-only CPR?

Never do nothing!

Thousands of lives could be saved every year in Pakistan if common people know how to do hands-only CPR (CPR). We’re providing CPR training across the Pakistan to make sure that when someone has a cardiac arrest, the Pakistani public know what to do to save a life.

A comprehensive CPR stands for Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation. Cardio means “of the heart” and pulmonary means “of the lungs.” Resuscitation is a medical word that means “to revive” — or bring back to life. Hands-only CPR (also called as CO-CPR – Compressions-only – CPR) is a skill with focus on pushing hard and fast on the chest without giving rescue breaths.

Why learn CPR?

Cardiac problems are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone, at any age, anywhere and anytime. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing. Without CPR the person will die within minutes.

CPR should only be used if someone is:

  • unconscious and not breathing
  • unconscious and not breathing normally.

Who can you save with CPR?

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one. More than 70% of arrests occur at home.

How does CPR help?

By performing chest compressions, you are pumping blood, in the circulation system, throughout the brain and body to delay the tissue death and to extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage. Every second counts – any delay can quickly reduce a person’s chance of survival.

How to do Hands-only CPR:

  • Step 1: Shake and shout
  • Step 2: Check for normal breathing
  • Step 3: Call 1122/EMS
  • Step 4: Start Hands-only CPR
  • Step 5: Continue until an ambulance arrives

Step 1: Shake and shout

If you come across someone who is unconscious, always check for danger and look for risks before you start helping.

  • Check for a response – gently shake the person’s shoulders and ask loudly ‘are you alright?’
  • Shout for help – if someone is nearby, ask them to stay as you might need them. If you are alone, shout loudly to attract attention, but don’t leave the person.

Step 2: Check for normal breathing

Someone having a cardiac arrest won’t be breathing, or won’t be breathing normally. They also won’t be conscious. Keeping their head back, check if the person is breathing normally by looking for:

  • regular chest movements
  • listening for breathing
  • feeling for breath on your cheek.

Look, listen and feel for no more than 10 seconds. Don’t confuse gasps with normal breathing. If you’re not sure if their breathing is normal, act as if it’s not normal.

  • If you’re sure the person is breathing normally, then put them in the recovery position and call 1122/EMS.
  • If breathing isn’t normal, open their airway. Place one hand on the person’s forehead, gently tilt their head back, then lift their chin using two fingers of your other hand under their chin – when you do this you open their airway.

Step 3: Call 1122/EMS

If the person is not breathing or not breathing normally:

  • ask someone to call 1122/EMS immediately and ask for an ambulance
  • check if AED is available and use it.

If you can’t find anyone to help, call 1122/EMS before you start Hands-only CPR.

 

Step 4: Start Hands-only CPR

  • Kneel next to the person.
  • Place the heel of one hand in the centre of their chest. Place your other hand on top of the first. Interlock your fingers.
  • With straight arms, use the heel of your hand to push the breastbone down firmly and smoothly, so that the chest is pressed down between 5–6 cm, and release.
  • Do this at a rate of 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute – that’s around 2 per second.
  • Push hard and fast. Don’t worry about hurting someone. A cracked rib can be mended – just concentrate on saving a life.

Step 5: Continue until an ambulance arrives

Keep going until professional help arrives and takes over, or the person starts to show signs of regaining consciousness, such as coughing, opening their eyes, speaking, or breathing normally.

If you’re feeling tired, and there’s someone nearby to help, instruct them to continue. It’s not as hard as it looks.

FATSAL is pleased to announce series of CPR Workshops in IslamabadLahore and Karachi in the month of September and October to raise awareness about cardiac emergencies and train people in CPR and anti-choking skills to save lives.

These workshops are 2-hours session where adult, child and infant manikins would be available for hands-on learning. Also the anti-choking trainer would be there to learn how to offer relief to choking person.

These workshops are open for ages 15 and overPre-registration is must. The workshop fee is set for per person (Lahore/Islamabad =500/- PKR and for Karachi =650/- PKR) which includes training supplies, wallet card for quick reference, certification and tea/refreshment. There would be only 20 participants & appropriate equipment/supplies available to ensure you have ample time and quality learning session. There are multiple sessions of 2-hours each on any given day.

 

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

Did you like the post? Let’s get connected on FacebookLinkedInTwitter & YouTube.

You might also like:
MEDIC First Aid International in Karachi
First Aid for Small Businesses
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How to do CPR

Cardiac problems are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone, at any age, anywhere and anytime. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing. Without CPR the person will die within minutes.

CPR should only be used if someone is:

  • unconscious and not breathing
  • unconscious and not breathing normally.

If you witness a cardiac arrest, it’s crucial to call 1122/EMS and start CPR immediately. To learn how to perform CPR, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Shake and shout
  • Step 2: Check for normal breathing
  • Step 3: Call 1122/EMS
  • Step 4: Give 30 chest compressions
  • Step 5: Give 2 rescue breaths
  • Step 6: Repeat until an ambulance arrives

Remember – even if you haven’t been trained in CPR with rescue breathing, you can still use hands-only CPR.

Step 1: Shake and shout

If you come across someone who is unconscious, always check for danger and look for risks before you start helping.

  • Check for a response – gently shake the person’s shoulders and ask loudly ‘are you alright?’
  • Shout for help – if someone is nearby, ask them to stay as you might need them. If you are alone, shout loudly to attract attention, but don’t leave the person.

Step 2: Check for normal breathing

Someone having a cardiac arrest won’t be breathing, or won’t be breathing normally. They also won’t be conscious. Keeping their head back, check if the person is breathing normally by looking for:

  • regular chest movements
  • listening for breathing
  • feeling for breath on your cheek.

Look, listen and feel for no more than 10 seconds. Don’t confuse gasps with normal breathing. If you’re not sure if their breathing is normal, act as if it’s not normal.

  • If you’re sure the person is breathing normally, then put them in the recovery position and call 1122/EMS.
  • If breathing isn’t normal, open their airway. Place one hand on the person’s forehead, gently tilt their head back, then lift their chin using two fingers of your other hand under their chin – when you do this you open their airway.

Step 3: Call 1122/EMS

If the person is not breathing or not breathing normally:

  • ask someone to call 1122/EMS immediately and ask for an ambulance
  • check if AED is available and use it.

If you can’t find anyone to help, call 1122/EMS before you start CPR.

Step 4: Give 30 chest compressions

  • Kneel next to the person.
  • Place the heel of one hand in the centre of their chest. Place your other hand on top of the first. Interlock your fingers.
  • With straight arms, use the heel of your hand to push the breastbone down firmly and smoothly, so that the chest is pressed down between 5–6 cm, and release.
  • Do this at a rate of 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute – that’s around 2 per second.
  • Give 30 chest compressions.

Step 5: Give two rescue breaths

  • Open the airway again by tilting the head back and lifting the chin. Pinch the soft part of the person’s nose closed.
  • Take a normal breath, make a seal around their mouth and breathe out steadily.
  • The person’s chest should rise and fall. Keeping the person’s head back and the chin lifted, take your mouth away, take another normal breath, and give a second rescue breath. The two breaths should take no longer than five seconds.

Step 6: Repeat until an ambulance arrives

  • Repeat 30 compressions and 2 rescue breaths.

If you’d rather not give rescue breaths then call 1122/EMS and deliver hands-only CPR. That’s better than doing nothing.

Keep going until professional help arrives and takes over, or the person starts to show signs of regaining consciousness, such as coughing, opening their eyes, speaking, or breathing normally.

If you’re feeling tired, and there’s someone nearby to help, instruct them to continue.

Who can you save with CPR?

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one. More than 70% of arrests occur at home.

FATSAL is pleased to announce series of CPR Workshops in IslamabadLahore and Karachi in the month of September and October to raise awareness about cardiac emergencies and train people in CPR and anti-choking skills to save lives.

These workshops are 2-hours session where adult, child and infant manikins would be available for hands-on learning. Also the anti-choking trainer would be there to learn how to relief choking person.

These workshops are open for ages 15 and overPre-registration is must. The workshop fee for per person (Lahore/Islamabad =500/- PKR and for Karachi =650/- PKR) which includes training supplies, wallet card for quick reference, certification and tea/refreshment. There would be only 20 participants & appropriate equipment/supplies available to ensure you have ample time and quality learning session. There are multiple sessions of 2-hours each on any given day.

 

For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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