10,000 students trained on hands-only CPR

SOME 10,000 elementary and high school students in 75 public schools in San Carlos City joined thousands others in a nationwide campaign to save life and to train on hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The training was conducted on July 26 at the Don Federico Mandapat Sports Dome by the Philippine Heart Association (PHA), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and local health and emergency responders, to prepare for the implementation of the mandatory CPR for K-12 students as mandated by R.A. 10871, (also known as CPR Act which mandates the implementation of compulsory CPR training of students in public and private schools).

PHA President Dr. Aurelia Leus told the students “by being CPR-trained, you have the edge in emergency situations”. She said it is the knowledge and social immersion of a lifetime for every Filipino.

The conduct of the Mass CPR was in celebration of the third year anniversary of RA 10871.

Today, the CPR-ReadyPh.21/CPR on Wheels & Wings (CWW) has reached 260,000 after San Carlos City posted a turnout of 10,000 Grades 4 to 12 students in the city’s 75 public schools.

With the city’s 10,000 CPR achievement, San Carlos emerged as the CPR-Ready/CWW top performer and producer of student lifesavers.

Dr. Sheila Marie Primicias, San Carlos City School Division Superintendent, said a monthly hands-only CPR trainings will be conducted to make San Carlos CPR-Ready as committed to the city government.

She said across the country, four hubs were selected for this training, one of them is her division. (PhilStar Wire Service)

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