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ISA Bengal to train school students on basic life support

ISA Bengal to train school students on basic life support
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Kolkata: Indian Society of Anaesthesiologist, (ISA), West Bengal State Branch has decided to provide training for school students on basic life support so that they get equipped with the basics of resuscitation.
"We have already spoken to a number of schools in this regard and some of them have expressed their willingness. We are coming out with separate guidelines on basic life support for the school students, paramedics that will deal with resuscitation among other things. In our day-to-day experience, we have come across many incidents where the training of basic life support becomes absolutely essential," Subhendu Sarkar, who is an expert in Cardiac anesthesia said.
The guidelines will be launched at the 65th Annual National Conference of ISA that will be held at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre from November 25 to 29.
The ISA has approached a number of leading educational institutions with their plans of a two-hour training programme that is expected to begin from next year. The ISA will inculcate such training to Kolkata Police in the month of
December.
The American Heart Association has specific guidelines for basic life support.
"The guidelines that we have framed are based on it and we have made plans to train 500 students," Sarkar
said. Sumanta Dasgupta, who is the organising secretary of the Conference, said that the event will be graced by 3500 delegates and 5000 doctors from 14 different countries across the globe will be
present. "We are lucky to host the first-ever health event at the state-of-the-art Biswa Bangla Convention Centre that has been inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last month. Our aim is to showcase the importance of anaestheology in medical field. As many as 900 post graduates will make their presentation at the event," Dasgupta
added.
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