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Gasping does not mean person is dead
A gasping respiration means the brain is still alive and the stopped heart is still revivable. Often, people consider gasping as a sign of life and do not start resuscitation in time. Effective and continuous cardiac resuscitation in such patients can revive the heart.

CPR 10 should be started within ten minutes of the death and continued for at least ten minutes. In children, it can be continued till 35 minutes and in adults for 25 minutes. Mouth to mouth breathing is not required as it has been seen that only chest compression is sufficient for reviving the heart.

I told this to students and teachers while conducting a camp at Gita Rattan Jindal Public School at Rohini, Sector 7. 1194 students along with Nursury Training Teachers were trained and given one to one training in hands on CPR 10.

The function was chaired by Dr Sonia Jindal, Director, Gita Rattan Educational Group, Jindal Public School & Principal Ms Pawinder Pal Kaur.

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