Shanghai institutions foster first-aid skills

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/10 17:43:39

September 9 marks the 18th World First Aid Day. A multifunctional emergency room integrating community medical treatment, first-aid services and training was launched at the Pudong New Area, reported Saturday.

Residents are now able to test their blood pressure and blood sugar and consult with doctors for free. In addition, they can learn first-aid skills such as performing CPR and using defibrillators under the guidance of professional tutors.

Four more emergency rooms are expected to be completed by the end of this year. Four first-aid training tutors will be installed at each of the houses to provide professional courses.

Since November of 2016, when Shanghai launched its new Regulations on Emergency Medical Service, medical institutions, social groups and communities have been working on providing emergency training. 60,000 AEDs will be installed in residential quarters and 30 million citizens will be trained with first-aid skills within three years.

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