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Vadodara A Smart city - A CPR city


Vadodara a Smart City, a CPR City”- is a unique campaign initiated as a FIRST FOR THE COUNTRY by Lifeline Foundation to train the citizens of Vadodara in Bystander CPR.

 

The aim is to follow global standards of cities like Tokyo and Singapore where the attempt is to ensure that all educated and physically fit adults are capable of providing bystander CPR.

Lifeline Foundation’s mission is to go beyond the SMART City vision in terms of IT & infrastructure development and ensure that its residents are ready to respond to life-threatening emergencies so that lives are not lost to some of the most preventable causes of death.

WHY BYSTANDER CPR?

According to the American Heart Association, about 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at homes. This is in addition to the deaths caused by a variety of injuries or illness, including electrocution, industrial accidents, road accident injuries, and heart-attacks or drowning. 

The brain can survive for up to about six minutes after the heart stops. After about six minutes without CPR, however, the brain begins to die . CPR is a manual procedure that ensures the heart is still pumping blood and the lungs are putting oxygen into the blood in the event that the heart stops. This procedure ensures that the heart and brain are not deprived of oxygen. If CPR is started within six minutes of cardiac arrest, the brain may survive the lack of oxygen.

One often thinks that in all these instances the faster the ambulances arrive to help, the higher the survival rate! However, the most important predictor of survival is whether or not Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is performed on the individual with cardiac arrest.

Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives2.

This shows that a common man has the power to save life!

Effective bystander CPR can double or triple survival rate3.

INDIA – WHY DO WE NEED BYSTANDER CPR?

Every year, in India, 4280 per lakh people die due to sudden cardiac arrest . More than 50% of life-threatening instances happen in presence of family, friends or colleagues but most of the cases have been reported to be fatal as CPR or first-aid help is not available immediately.

Cardiac emergencies are on rise in India. It has become the leading cause of death in both rural and urban India surpassing respiratory and diarrheal disease. It claims 18.8% of lives in our country (2010)

India Today, April 12, 2010
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/India's+no.1+killer:+Heart+disease/1/92422.html

By 2020, India may account for 60 percent of the world’s heart patients

Press Information Bureau, Government of India, President's Secretariat, Nov 12, 2016
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=153562

IIn many cases people wish to help the victim; however even with best intentions, lives are lost due to absence of knowledge about CPR and first aid altogether or absence of right kind of first-aid in immediate aftermath (or “Golden hour”)

In Vadodara, we have trained more than 1000 (and still counting) students and teachers in CPR and First Aid already!