An MOU was signed between AHPI and SEMI on 12 January 2017 to launch the National Cardiac Life Support Programme in the presence of the CEO of the National Board for Accreditation of Hospitals (NABH) and board members of both the associations. Knowledge and training on Basic and Advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique is essential for all healthcare staff. Survival chances in cardiac arrest can be drastically improved with early identification and immediate resuscitation.
In India, very few healthcare providers are formally trained or certified in such resuscitation techniques. The Association of Health Care Providers India (AHPI) have partnered with the Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) to provide this training in the form of a two-day cardiac life support program.The program will cover basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques, managing cardiac arrhythmia and providing hands-on training in techniques like defibrillation.The training program is also designed to address some of the common problems unique to India including medico-legal issues and life support in poisoning, pregnancy, trauma victims and children.