The students of Community College, Palliative Club and Other various departments of St.Teresa’s College, under the guidance and co-ordination of Ms.Vincy Vincent, Assistant Professor, Community College, participated and volunteered in the World Guiness Record event “Heart Beats-2019” at CIAL, Nedumbasserry on 16th November 2019. About 28,523 students were trained within 8 hours, to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The attempt broke two previous records of 9,000 and 28,015 people being trained in eight hours and 24 hours respectively. The attempt also set a record in the country and entered the ‘Best of India’ record book.
As many as 4,000 students were trained every hour in 400 teams of 10 students each. Guidance in performing CPR on mannequins was provided by 400 skilled trainers from medical colleges in the district under the overall supervision of a four-member expert team. Over 1,000 doctors and 3,000 volunteers put the event together. Justice C.K. Abdul Rahim of the Kerala High Court and Anwar Sadath, MLA, inaugurated the event.
The session was conducted by the Kochi chapter of the Indian Medical Association, district administration, Angels International Foundation, and the District Legal Services Authority to create awareness among children on performing CPR.