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New Orleans Nepali Community Learns CPR

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Dec 02 New Orleans. A Nepali community in New Orleans enthusiastically took part in a session on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Heimlich procedure.

Heimlich procedure is performed on a person who is choking. Food or any item could come on the windpipe of a person that could cause choking; it could partially or completely obstruct the airway and could be life-threatening.

A large number of people die each year in the United States and worldwide due to cardiac arrest and heart attack.”If done on time and done correctly CPR could help prevent death and disability,” said Dr. Sanjeeb Sapkota. He is the certified instructor of CPR and AED (Automated electrical defibrillator).

“When you see a person or a child lying unconsciously then you need to figure out if he has pulse and call and shout for help and call 911 for the paramedics. While waiting on the paramedics, you could perform CPR if you know how to do it,” said Dr. Sapkota who is also the chair of the global committee on health and hygiene of NRNA (GCHH-NRNA).

The informal session was hosted at the residence of Mr. Suman Pokharel was attended by numerous families living in Kenner, Louisiana. Heimlich procedure, when done correctly, can help dislodge the food item stuck on the airway that is choking him and can help a person breath normally. More than 14,000 people die annually from choking. Learning how to help get the stuck item out makes a difference in life and death.

Mr. Gobinda Shrestha, the vice-convener of GCHH-NRNA, helped organize this session in coordination with Nepali community in New Orleans. Though the session was not formal and it was not organized to provide training and certifications, the participants gained a lot of knowledge and skills.

“We are fortunate to learn about these skills,” said one participant.

“This kind of session should be organized more frequently as they help empower people,” said one other participant.