LAU-CSC and Hands-Only CPR
In line with its mission to serve the community, the LAU Clinical Simulation Center (LAU-CSC) has recently collaborated with the “Youth Organization Heart Awareness-YOHAN“ NGO to launch the Hands-Only CPR program, a discipline of the American Heart Association designed to raise awareness in schools and the community about sudden cardiac death. Until this date, around one thousand Grade 10, 11 and 12 students have been trained in this discipline in various schools throughout Lebanon. The CSC AHA-International Training Center certified instructors and LAU Med students currently doing their rotation in Primary Care will deliver the training sessions.
Hands-Only CPR is easy and can save lives. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, just remember these two steps:
- Call the Red Cross (140) or assign a specific person to do so
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive” until help arrives.
For more info, visit heart.org/handsonlycpr and watch a one-minute training video, which shows a straightforward way of performing Hands-Only CPR.