Empowering Journalists: Basic Life Support Training

In a world of unexpected emergencies, journalists often find themselves on the frontlines, thus being equipped with life-saving skills becomes indispensable. Recognizing this need, iMEdD, in the framework of the ideas zone and the Hellenic Society of Cardiology (OE CPR/ICU and OE Nursing in Cardiology), in cooperation, organized for the members and friends of the Foreign Press Association, journalists and photojournalists, two seminars on 28 March and 11 April on Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (BLS/ AED seminar), certified by the CSR and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC – European Resuscitation Council). The seminars were held at the training centre of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology.

Forty-four participants engaged in hands-on exercises guided by certified instructors from the European Resuscitation Council and the Hellenic Cardiology Society. The practical emphasis ensured attendees gained both knowledge and confidence in real-life scenarios.

Upon completion of the seminar, participants received a certificate from the ERC, recognized throughout Europe, validating their competency in BLS and AED usage.

More info about the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Intensive Care Task Force:
For over two decades, the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Intensive Care Task Force has been at the forefront of organizing certified BLS courses, endorsed by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the Hellenic Cardiology Society (HCS). They have successfully trained and certified a diverse range of professionals and citizens (hospital staff, firefighters, police officers, parliamentarians, students, etc.) in almost all the Municipalities of Attica.