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Subject Regional Emergency Medical Center Organizes CPR Classes for the General Public
Selection News Date 2019-11-03 Read 52

 

 

The Korea University Anam Hospital

 

Regional Emergency Medical Center

 

Organizes CPR Classes for the General Public

 

 

  

 

 

Promoting CPR awareness and the understanding of an emergency

 

medical services system

 

Received a great response from more than 500 participants

 

 

The Korea University Anam Hospital Regional Emergency Medical Center organized

 

CPR classes for the general public on November 2nd and 3rd for two days at the

 

Dongdaemun Design Plaza and more than five hundred people attended the classes.

 

 

The education on CPR was organized as a part of the “Medical Experience Program with

 

the Public” of the 36th Korean Medical Association Congress. The sessions were a huge

 

success with high turnout promoting people’s understanding of an emergency medical

 

services systemand educating on how to properly perform CPR and use a defibrillator.

 

 

“If there is a situation where a person needs to perform CPR, the person will likely have

 

to perform CPR on family members or friends who are very close and spend a lot of time

 

with,” said Professor Kim Su-jin, a manager of the Department of Emergency Medicine

 

at Korea University Anam Hospital. She emphasized that “ongoing training allows us to

 

accurately perform CPR without delay as needed to protect the lives of our loved ones.”

 

 

Korea University Anam Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine has been

 

conducting the “Rescue and First Aid Education and Promotion Project” for the residents

 

of Seoul since 2018. The education sessions are being held on weekdays and weekends

 

to increase the resuscitation rate and to protect the lives through high-quality education

 

on CPR and have become an important part of social responsibility activities. 

 

 

 

As the last stop for patients with serious medical conditions, Korea University Anam

 

Hospital Regional Emergency Medical Center plays a pivotal role in regional disaster

 

response through the management and promotion of the emergency medical services

 

system. The Center has been strengthening the system to activate disaster response

 

measures without any delay in the event of a disaster through annual training on disaster

 

preparedness for various hypothetical disaster situations since 2009. The Center is

 

leading the development of CPR and making history in Emergency Medicine as it is one

 

of the first institutions to perform extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR)

 

using ECMO on extra-hospital patients with cardiac arrest and to conduct ECPR

 

education in the country and the world.

 

 

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