CPR activity set today

In line with the national observance of Disaster Resilience Month, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) will hold a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for various sectors today, July 17, at the Centro Latino.

Designated as National CPR Day, the activity will highlight the importance of CPR as a life-saving emergency procedure. Participants will be introduced and trained on how to properly perform a CPR under the guidance of personnel from the CDRRMO.

Six CPR training sessions will be held throughout the day, from 8 AM to 3 PM, for participating offices and agencies.  

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique used in emergencies, such as heart attacks or near drowining, where a person’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque, CPR is a life-saving measure that can increase survival rates by 50% before professional help arrives, and that can be easily learned by at least one member of a family.

CPR is composed of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)