Training High School Students on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use through HRIDAY-SHAN’s School Network in Delhi.
The project aims at training high school students for imparting Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by trained instructors/experts. The intent of providing such training is not only to equip these young persons learn a basic life saving technique which can be used to rescue persons who have stopped breathing or gone into cardiac arrest, but also sensitize them on the catastrophic consequences of cardiovascular diseases. The project was piloted in 10 schools in New Delhi (2007-08). Results of the pilot project highlight that the comprehensive programme developed for the Indian audience effectively imparted knowledge on CPR and AED use to the students in the age group (14-16 years). Presently in its final phase of implementation, the project is active in 10 schools in New Delhi.