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The Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area carried out AED training in middle schools and primary schools in Pudong New Area

 

In order to strengthen the construction of public safety system, following requirements of the Municipal Office for Emergency Response, the Red Cross Society of China Shanghai Branch and the district government, in 2015 the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area set up Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at public venues including Pudong Airport, railway transport stations, commercial & trade spots, and tourism venues in pilot trial. In 2016, Pudong listed “AED Setup at Public Venues Welfare Project” as a practical project for the district government, in order to strengthen the construction of safe campus, and be able to save lives at the earliest possible time, the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area vigorously carried out AED installation work in middle schools and primary schools in Pudong New Area.

In order to make better use of AED, and implement rescue measures more correctly, the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area actively unfolded AED volunteer training at middle and primary schools in Pudong New Area, it adopted small-class form to respectively hold cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED training activities for 130 teachers from 74 middle and primary schools in four education departments in Pudong New Area. The training was lectured by Zhang Tiangang and Ling Fugang from AHA (American Heart Association), the two lecturers explained CPR operation steps and AED usage methods, repair and maintenance, key points for inspection and points of notice in detail. In order to ensure teachers to grasp the skills proficiently, the training adopted instruction plus exercise model, and requested every trainee to have hands-on practice, so as to ensure everyone to be able to practice and qualify subsequently; all questions were answered promptly.

Through training, teachers also said they developed confidence toward future AED usage and management, and one after another exclaimed such useful life-saving magic tool and rescue skill would bring powerful life guarantee to school campus.