JAKARTA – Emergencies can happen anywhere and to anyone at work. One basic emergency response training workers need is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR.
CPR is a procedure to restore blood circulation within seconds. With this method, oxygen-rich blood will continue to flow to the brain and the rest of the body until the person being resuscitated gets further medical help.
“Of course, we hope to never use this skill [CPR]. But when crises happen to our coworkers or loved ones, we’d know what first aid to give that will save their lives,” said CPR trainer dr. Fazillah during his presentation at Korindo Group’s Head Office Monday (1/22).
The goals of CPR are to create a safe environment for the victim, protect and remove the victim from danger and harm, soothe the victim’s injury(ies), and the most important bit, maintain the victim’s condition until professional help arrives.
CPR has three parts: chest compression, clearing of any airway blockage, and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The first part takes place where the victim is unconscious and has no pulse detected.
If this step is cleared, one should check for any signs of breathing or a response. If nothing happens, they should continue doing compressions until medics show up, or start opening the victim’s airway for artificial respiration.
All participants got a chance to practice using special mannequins created for CPR training. These mannequins or “dummies” come with an indicator light that shows whether the trainee has pressed the right spot at the right tempo and intensity.
Public Relations staff and training participant Arian Kushandi Yono looked excited to join this short class. “I think everyone should learn how to give CPR, so we’d know the exact thing to do when emergency arises.”
In other countries, CPR is taught in schools and is common knowledge. It’s critical that we let our kids know as early how to save lives, so they become responsible adults growing up and handle any disaster in the best possible way. (PR)