On May 12, BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua held its “Surviving Cardiac Arrest” workshop dedicated for nurses and general medical practitioners from around Bali. The two-hour workshop, led by BIMC cardiologist dr. I Gusti Agung Bagus Krisna Jayantika, Sp.JP, FIHA, focused on learning how CPR increases the possibility of surviving sudden cardiac arrest.
“CPR should be considered a basic life-saving skill such as knowing to call 911 when there’s a fire,” said dr. Krisna. The workshop is organized for medically qualified staff seeking specific training. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating with some 350,000 cases occurring each year outside of a hospital and with an unfortunate survival rate of less than 12 percent. CPR can double or triple the chances of survival.