Thu. Apr 25th, 2019

Handing over of special CPR Manikin

In endeavors to facilitate and improve the emergency medical education in the country, the Emergency Medical Service Division under Department of Medical Services has handed over a set of Little Family Pack manikin (Laerdal) each to the following hospitals:

  1. Samtse Hospital
  2. Wangdue Hospital
  3. Trashigang Hospital

The above hospitals are one of the 10 hospitals identified as Emergency Medical & Trauma Center by Ministry through Health Emergency & Disaster Contingency Plan 2016.

This manikin is a complete set of easily transportable Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) manikins for high quality and realistic CPR training. It is designed to reflect the differences between adult, child and infant CPR Techniques. It comes with one Little Anne (adult), one Little Junior (child) and one Baby Anne (infant). These manikins are expected to improve the skills and knowledge of health personnel of respective hospitals and nearby hospitals in giving a quality CPR. A quality CPR can help save a life during a cardiac or breathing emergency.

After the official handing taking of manikins, the selected nurses from the respective hospitals were trained on the usage, care and maintenance of the manikin specifically focusing on Little Family Pack manikin (Laerdal).

The manikins were purchased through the Community Health Pilot Project funded by Swiss Red Cross.