Notes From The Field

Disque Foundation partners with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to Save More Lives with CPR Training

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Pirwani volunteered at the event working closely with the sorority to help with the training.

Pirwani volunteered at the event working closely with the sorority to help with the training.

 

“Everyone there just seemed really eager to learn and apply their skills. They were very pumped about getting to practice the skills, and the instructors were extremely enthusiastic about CPR and empowering others,” Binish Pirwani, active team member of the Disque Foundation said about the “CPR Anytime” event in Chicago.

The Disque Foundation joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the American Heart Association on July 17th in a team effort to help save lives. The event, taking place Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency, was filled with over 500 members wanting to learn more about the life saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The “CPR Anytime” event was packed with members and volunteers spread out across the room working on their CPR training, with each group guided by a skilled professional to ensure the use of proper CPR techniques. Music pumped throughout the room playing Staying Alive by the Bee Gees to help members keep the right pace for proper CPR compressions and consequently making volunteers dance in the background as they helped.

Pirwani volunteered at the event working closely with the sorority to help with the training. Pirwani aided in the facilitation of the classes and supervision of the training techniques. She provided answers to member’s questions about the skills they were learning.

The sorority members of AKA and the AHA helped to make a difference in the Chicago community. Their empowering knowledge of CPR training helped spread awareness of simple CPR to hundreds of people in just one evening.

Frequently working with the AHA, National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS) is continually honored to help empower those through the Disque Foundation both nationally and internationally to save lives with proper CPR training.

CPR training has the power to prevent unnecessary deaths, and unfortunately out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are more common than people often think. This reality has resulted in the need for universal CPR awareness and training. According to the AHA, about 70 percent of bystanders feel helpless in the scene of a cardiac emergency, and they simply do not know how to respond, which often results in detrimental consequences or fatalities.

NHCPS is honored to fund the Disque Foundation as they inspire others to live inspired lives through their various mission trips and volunteer opportunities both internationally and around the United States.

Check out this short video of the volunteers and students administering CPR Anytime!

Prevention and Management of Hypertension: Saving Lives Through Life’s Simple 7™

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The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The AHA now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases, fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.

Bridging the Healthcare Gap, Hernia Repair and Life Saving Training in Salcedo

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In the Western world, our medical management of a hernia is considered low-risk, and rather routine. In contrast, in the under-served city of Salcedo, located within the Dominican Republic, hernia repair is viewed as a complex undertaking. This is largely due to their limited medical resources and lack of proper training. Hernias range in symptoms depending on their severity, but may cause severe pain, bloating, swelling, and tenderness, and can worsen over time without treatment. If the bowel gets stuck in the hernia (incarcerated) and then gets so pinched that it loses its blood supply (strangulated), then the tissue can die and become necrotic – potentially leading to life-threatening sepsis or death.

Dr. Disque and Friend Family Health Center Go Red For Women this February

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Did you know, more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined? Heart disease, commonly thought of as a “man’s disease”, affects over 43 million living women today.  The number of women who die from heart disease each year (about 500,000) is staggeringly high.  This is because many women neglect prevention, ignore their symptoms and do not seek treatment before it’s too late.

Inspiring Nepal with CPR & First Aid Training

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Nepal CPR TrainingNepal is a truly amazing place. It is full of enlightenment and is an inspiration to everyone who journeys there.

The community surrounding Thames College in Kathmandu is currently in the process of setting up their first international American Heart Association training center in Kathmandu.   The Disque Foundation was honored to support the effort by providing CPR, AED, and First Aid training to inspire those who have so inspired to the world.

Fritz Demonstrates Heart-Saving Techniques at Elk Grove High School

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Elk Grove High School of Illinois has decided to work with the American Heart Association in a terrific effort to inform and instruct the young adults and families of Elk Grove High School on heart saving information during the basketball game. The American Heart Association commemorates Go Red For Women during February, heart health awareness month, to support women with heart related diseases.