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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR and Paediatric Advanced Life Support PALS

CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the treatment administered to a newly arrested heart with the aim to restore vital blood circulation to the body. The hand acts as an artificial pump compressing the heart against the spine, pumping blood out of the heart to maintain blood circulation to important organs in the body namely the brain and the heart while awaiting further treatment. Early and timely provision of the CPR has been shown to improve patients’ survival. Above all, CPR is easy to perform.

When the heart stops, the brain will begin to die within 4 minutes. An ambulance takes 10-15 minutes to reach the victim. If CPR were instituted early, even before the arrival of the ambulance, it could make a difference to the victim’s survival. As cardiac (heart) arrest could occur at home, in the office, on the streets, bystanders able to perform CPR becomes valuable for the victim. The CPR Faculty of IJN was formed “to empower people the ability to administer this life saving treatment before the patient reaches the hospital”.

IJN CPR FACULTY

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IJN EXPERIENCE AND TRACK RECORD

On 18th Dec 2011, a group of four personnel from IJN, namely, RN Ernie Sofia, NM Anida Elias, Dr Rudy Wee and Dr MC Leong became the first four in the country to be AHA registered PALS Providers of the new PALS 2010 guidelines. IJN will become the first centre in Malaysia to organize the new PALS course in January 2012.

The first four from IJN to be AHA registered PALS providers:

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