CPR : I had done it for my son before. My husband had personally encountered the trauma of watching another man brought in his dead son (due to choking) to the hospital A&E.
(Photo by Hospital Lam Wah Ee, permission granted for publishing. I attended the course in October, 2002.)
Therefore, I am very committed to spread the awareness to every parent. Through the guidance of Dr. Cheang Hon Kit of Hospital Lam Wah Ee, Penang I had written two articles in The Star on this subject. (archieved article can be found on MyMomsBest website under News.
Dr Cheang, a neonatalogist/paediatrician, who is a certified instructor had conducted this course for parents yearly as their hospital community project. However, most of the times, CPR or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation courses are conducted by the St. John Ambulance and Persatuan Bulan Sabit Malaysia for adults. (adults and infant/children CPR are slightly different)
Two years ago, MyMomsBest had organised one course conducted by the St. John Ambulance. We requested a tailor-made course for parents, focusing on home accident prevention, basic first aids, CPR which includes Heimlich Manoeuvre (to help choking victims).
MyMomsBest is going to organise another course this June, conducted by the Persatuan Bulan Sabit. Details as follow:
Basic CPR and First Aid course for parents
conducted by Persatuan Bulan Sabit Malaysia
A non-profit event organised by MyMomsBest.Com
Date :- 18th June 2005 (Saturday-3rd week)
Time :- 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue :- Residence Hotel at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Bandar Baru Bangi
Cost :- RM 85.00 per pax inclusive of 1 lunch & 2 tea-breaks, notes/handouts, equipment, stationeries & certificate.
Contact : Hanz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registration on a first come, first serve basis. Payment direct to PBSM (details will be provided to registrants).
How much do you know about basic first aids and the ABC of CPR? Read, surf, learn today. A website recommended by my doctors is The Great Ormond Street Hospital. Very useful information on Basic Life Support available here.