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SPMC Department of Emergency Medicine leads Nationwide Mass Training on CPR in Davao City

Hanna Mia Monica D. Taya, MD     |     Published: Tuesday, 07 August 2018

 SPMC Department of Emergency Medicine and the students of Davao SPED Bangkal after the Mass CPR Training. © Dr. Ken Nonesa SPMC Department of Emergency Medicine and the students of Davao SPED Bangkal after the Mass CPR Training. © Dr. Ken NonesaThe Southern Philippines Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM-SPMC) conducted a school cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training last July 16, 2018 at Special Education School, Bangkal Davao City. Medical consultants and residents taught, teachers and Grade 4-6 students, CPR skills including how to recognize an out of hospital cardiac arrest, administer hands-only CPR, activate emergency medical services and call for help.

The Nationwide Mass Training on CPR with a theme “Save a Life, Learn CPR” aimed to make the Philippines “CPR-Ready”. The nationwide campaign was spearheaded by the Philippine Heart Association in collaboration with Department of Health and supported by the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine. This activity is also part of an international collaboration project of the DEM-SPMC to improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest – called the Global Resuscitation Alliance.

A student learns CPR. © Dr. April Anna Rivamonte-DelolaA student learns CPR. © Dr. April Anna Rivamonte-Delola