"VIVA!"; evening on: PEDIATRIC FIRST AID october 27 2023
Evening dedicated to the population (IRC "VIVA!" week project) Domagnano RSM Montelupo hall
For the 10th consecutive year Cemec offers the population an evening dedicated to: "PEDIATRICAL FIRST AID" according to the "Viva!" project.
Viva! It is an awareness campaign that aims to spread knowledge of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) maneuvers in Italy . It was born in 2013 thanks to the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC) which accepted the invitation of the European Union and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC). https://www.ircouncil.it/progetti/viva/
The topic of first aid for children and newborns will be addressed and there will be a short demonstration on patient simulators (mannequins) of foreign body obstruction.
The evening is free, but you are still asked to send: free event participation form
The European Centre for Disaster Medicine Hosts a Motivating Event on CPR Awareness, Attracting Over 120 Attendees
The European Centre for Disaster Medicine recently hosted a successful event inspired by the European Resuscitation Council. On 27 October, more than 120 people gathered to shed light on the gravity of cardiac arrest, a condition affecting over 400,000 Europeans every year.
Professor Bernd Böttiger, a former leader of the European Resuscitation Council, emphasized in 2012 that early administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can significantly enhance survival rates.
Here's a real fact: while 70% of cardiac arrest cases occur in the presence of bystanders, only 15% receive CPR in Europe. Citing European Resuscitation Council, this alarming statistic underscores the urgency of the matter. Increasing CPR rates to 50-60% could potentially save about 100,000 lives annually.
At the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear from expert speakers, receive CPR training, and be inspired by stories of life-saving interventions. Those who participated not only acquired the skills to save lives but also learned how to teach others within their communities.
The European Centre for Disaster Medicine remains deeply committed to saving lives, and the responsibility now falls on all of us to ensure that more people in Europe receive CPR when they need it.