Active Heart Foundation
Basic Life Support Training
Most of the times, cardiac diseases does not produce uncomfortable symptoms and are hence neglected by many of us. The first 3 hours after the onset of heart attack is called the ‘golden hour’. Appropriate action within first 60 minutes of a heart attack can reverse its effects. When it’s a matter of life and death, every second matters. But it is the time in hand that helps a person to decide what needs to be done next.
To put their mission into action, AHF is providing basic life support which comprises the following elements:
(1) Initial assessment
(2) Airway maintenance
(3) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
When a casualty is unconscious we need to establish if they are breathing normally or not breathing. This is achieved by opening and maintaining the airway. We train persons belonging to different categories to
Recognize the symptoms
Perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) using mannequins
To use AED (Automated External Defibrillator) facility and
Call for the ambulance
Donation and training of AED facility to the General Public of Madurai
Donation and dedication of AED facility by AHF to the millions of commuters using Mttuthavani MGR Bus Stand, Madurai on day to day basis was held on September 28th, 2018.
Dr.A.Mathavan, Founder of the Foundation gifted out and dedicated the AED facility to the general public of Madurai on behalf of ‘Active Heart Foundation’. The facility was received by the Chief Guest Dr. S.Natarajan, I.A.S. District Collector, Madurai District and Guest of Honour Dr. Aneesh Sekhar, I.A.S. Commissioner, Madurai Corporation on behalf of Madurai General Public on the occasion. Demonstration of life support using mannequins and AED facility were made by a team of Doctors and experts. The AED Facility was installed at the Police Outpost at Mattuthavani MGR Bus Stand which is a prominent place.
Imparting training to Anna Nagar Police Force, Madurai to use AED Facility
The AED facility was demonstrated by Dr. B. Selvakumar under the supervision of Dr. A. Mathavan to 10 police personnel belonging to nearby Anna Nagar Police Station on 25.01.2019 who will be in duty on rotation in Mattuthavani MGR Bus Stand. All the Police personnel were given hands on training and they were confident to assist people at time of need using the AED facility. They were also given brochures containing the details and procedures.
Imparting ACLS/CPR/AED training to Personnel at Railway Hospital, Madurai
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) /CPR/AED training were given by B. Selvakumar in the presence of Dr. G. Sahoo,M.D. Dr.Padmalatha,M.B.B.S. and Dr. V. Hariprakash,M.B.B.S.DLO to 39 railway staffs including doctors, nurses and other health workers at Railway Hospital, Madurai Railway junction to assist the commuters at the time of need on 18.07.2019.
Training on ACLS/CPR/AED to Personnel of Loco Shed, Mechanical division, Southern Railway, Madurai
Fifty Loco Shed, Mechanical division staff of Southern Railway, Madurai Railway junction were given ACLS/CPR/AED training to help the rail commuters and the railway staff at the crucial time on July 30th,2019 in the presence of Mr. G. Sriharsha, CDO, Madurai and Mr.R. Baskaran, S&E/C&W/Madurai.
Imparting ACLS/CPR/AED training to Personnel of Multi Disciplinary Training Institute, Southern Railway, Madurai
The AED facility was demonstrated by Dr. B. Selvakumar in the presence of Dr. N. Sureshkumar, ITS/MDDTI/VPT Instructor to 19 personnel belonging to Multi Disciplinary Training Institute, Southern Railway, Madurai on August 7th, 2019. They were given hands on training to use the AED facility and they were also given brochures containing the details and procedures.
2nd Annual First Aid Training Camp
Personnel (170 in numbers) belonging to St.John Ambulance Brigade, Southern Railway District, Madurai Corps. were given training about Basic Life Support (BLS)/CPR/AED for 3 days (05.09.2019 to 07.09.2019) at Ketti, Ooty.
Life Supporting Training Programme on World Health Day
As a part of World Health Day celebrations, training was given by Dr. M. Akila and team to 39 staffs belonging to track maintenance, Southern Railway, Madurai about CPR/AED at Railway Community Hall, Southern Railway, Madurai on 28.09.2019.
ACLS/CPR/AED Training to Track Maintenance Staff, Southern Railway, Dindigul
On October 10th, 2019 personnel belonging to Track Maintenance, Southern Railway, Dindigul were given training on ACLS/CPR/AED in the Multi Disciplinary Training Institute, Southern Railway, Madurai. Ninety three training maintenance staffs undertook the life supporting training programme.