Reference for this week
The Life you save with CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is mostly likely to be a loved one?
Lifesaving skills give us the power to take action to change a moment, or even a life. Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.
The life you save with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is mostly likely to be a loved one. Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
Please start now to learn CPR. (http://www.heart.org)
Last Week References
Report – INTREC Block 2
This workshop was held in two weeks which was delivered by 4SDH experts: Heribert Ramroth and Nicholas Henschke from Heidelberg University, Joke Haafkens from Amsterdam University, and Kjerstin Dahlblom from Umea University. Heribert and Nicholas delivered Quantitative Methods at the first week, while at the second week, Kjerstinand Haafkens gave Qualitative methods. It was attended by 16 enthusiastic young researchers from India, Vietnam, PNG, and Indonesia, and observed by Anna Mirny from Harvard Population Studies who was the coordinator for the overall training of INTREC.
Regional Insistence to Increase Cigarette Prices
Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia encourages the government to increase the cigarette tax. When the price goes up, it would prevent the children and the poor to buy cigarettes. To share the mission, the Demographic Institute of FEUI is conducting a three days meeting on tobacco control issues in Hotel Atlet Century Park, Jakarta on 9 – 11 October 2013 At the first day, the meeting agenda is a press conference with theme "Regional Insistence to Increase Cigarette Prices”. Three researchers from three universities represent Provinces of Yogyakarta, Aceh, and East Java will present situation analysis of cigarette consumptions in each province. The second and the third days of the meeting will be a forum group discussion on mechanism of the utilization of regional cigarette tax for health.
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