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The Way for Life, CPR
Health Center Starts Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training
By Gi Myeong-seok Cub Reporter, senior of Japanese
HBNU decided to offer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training via the school’s health center starting from 2019. The reason is that every year, the death toll of sudden cardiac arrest is five times higher than that from traffic accidents. CPR Training is increasingly necessary, but educational opportunities for this life-saving skill are insufficient. So, HBNU has started to provide CPR training to the school’s students and local residents.
CPR training is conducted for 100 minutes by lecture and practice under the guidance of a professional instructor. Training content includes checking responsiveness, chest compressions, how to use the AED, and rescue breaths. To help participants practice, they can use a CPR training mannequin to simulate realistic situations, and they also watch video lectures. There will be lectures twice a month and between 12 and 18 students will be accepted each time.
Those who complete the training can get an education certificate issued by the Korean Association of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (KACPR). There is a fee for the issuing of training certificates. And, students, can also get a university credit.
The university also held a CPR contest on campus at the end of December. Those who completed this training were eligible to demonstrate their CPR skills, and a review was conducted to verify the proper execution of CPR in an emergency with several people earning awards.
Kim Eun-soo, Nursing Director of HBNU’s medical center said, “CPR should be a basic skill for everyone. Sudden cardiac arrest has been occurring more frequently and it could happen to anyone anywhere. All people should be prepared in advance. It's very unfortunate that in our daily lives if a heart attack happens, you wouldn’t be able to help because you don't know what to do.” So, HBNU has focused on offering a CPR class to provide educational opportunities that could save a life.