Under the agreement, the IMT will provide the hospital with two international-standard CPR training models, an AED Trainer 302 machine (automatic defibrillator used in training) and 1,000 online first aid learning accounts for the hospital’s customers, aiming to improve first aid skills for cardiac arrest in the community.

A doctor from the Institute of Medical Technology Application instructs medical workers of Hung Vuong General Hospital on cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The agreement is part of a project that aims to provide CPR training for 1 million people in Vietnam.

The project not only helps equip people with the necessary knowledge and skills but also contributes to raising the community awareness about the importance of first aid in emergency health situations. This is an important step forward in reducing the death rate from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, opening up opportunities for many people to access and learn these important life-saving skills.

According to a study conducted at four major hospitals in Hanoi on 297 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the death rate was up to 96.2%, of these, 85.2% of the cases were witnessed by relatives, but only 8.7% of the victims received CPR and no victim accessed AED.

At the signing ceremony, delegates also exchanged and discussed issues relating to first aid skills for cardiac arrest.

Source: VNA