Continuing its efforts towards building a healthy society, JP Hospitals, Rourkela in association with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics – Sundergarh Branch – successfully conducted a workshop on Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare professionals on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in Dhanwantri Hall of JP Hospital.
With the increase in the rate of cardiac arrest occurring in the relatively young population group, the role & significance of BLS becomes very important for the well-being of our society, which is already reeling under the presence of post-covid symptoms including cardiac diseases. Basic Life Support, or BLS, generally refers to the type of care that first responders, healthcare providers, and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, or an obstructed airway.
More than 50 participants including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers participated with faculties coming from all over the state for imparting this BLS training.
This program started off with the watering of a plant – symbolizing a green earth & pollution-free environment – which is the need of the hour for healthy living, by the faculties members.
Chief Coordinator for this BLS training program was Dr. Rabi Kumar Senior Consultant Pediatrician JP Hospital.
Faculties included Dr. D K Sethi President of IAP – Sundargarh Branch, Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jena Professor SLN Medical College, Dr. Arakhita Swain Professor IMS & SUM Hospital, Dr.Samarendra Mahapatro HOD AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Dr.Nirmal Kumar Mohakud Professor KIMS Bhubaneswar, Dr.Sibabratta Patnaik Associate Professor KIMS Bhubaneswar and, Dr. Sarthak Naik Assistant Professor SCB Medical College as faculties.
Dr. Chandan Bansal Managing Director of JP Hospital, whose vision is to see that not only medical professionals but common people should also be trained in BLS for the overall health of the society, was present to inspire the participants.
Through this BLS Training participants were made to understand how to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compression and conduct CRP ( Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation).
Dr. Rabi Kumar concluded “We want to take this BLS training program to the general people as well. This might save many precious lives in society. In coming days more such training shall be conducted”