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Last modified: November 06, 2014 09:58:45.
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Heart Saver Event Organized by CMED in collaboration with the Health Clinic

The College of Medicine (CMED) in collaboration with the QU Health Clinic organized an awareness campaign on the 26th and the 27th of March, Hands-Only CPR,  in acknowledgement of the “Heart Saver” month initiated by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Medical students volunteered in this awareness campaign that took place at QU in both the CMED building (H12) and the Health Clinic building (C06).

More than 131 participants, including students, staff, faculty and visitors,  got to learn the skills of Hands-Only CPR, a life-saving activity that calls people to act in critical situations. Participants practiced chest compressions on manikins and received instant constructive and corrective feedback.

Dr Alison Carr, Professor and Head of Clinical Education at CMED, praised the team for their synergy and great efforts that resulted in a successful and valuable initiative.

“By reaching out to people and conveying this important message, we help creating a more aware and safer community. People need to know that their actions can make a difference”, said Dr Ayad Al Mosleh, Lecturer at CMED. 

“We are definitely proud to be part of this initiative that serves the vision of the cluster to create a healthier Qatar”, added Dr Hafsa Hashad, Head of QU Health Clinic.

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting.

Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives. As per the AHA, immediate CPR can double or even triple a person's chances of survival.

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.