Advanced Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Course, Chiclayo, August 14, 2015

Hands on Training

The Peruvian American Medical Society hosted a successful advanced cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training course (ACPR) during the scientific-educational program of the XVII PAMS Annual Convention in the city of Chiclayo, Perú.

Dr. Miguel Vasquez, a PAMS Member and Director of the training program, had secured the pro-bono participation of a California ACPR Certification Team fully accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA). Per AHA policy that CPR training be done by local AHA authorized training centers, Dr. Vasquez was able to secure the participation of “Consejo Peruano de Reanimación”, a leading institution in Lima, Peru that provides certification and accreditation in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Their team included three experienced instructors: Drs. Fernando Montealegre, Juan Suyo and Karl Valdivia, who were very dedicated and enthusiastic about their work.

The training course was filled to capacity with a total of thirty-one registrants, including physicians, residents, and nurses. They received very intense and detailed instruction and, after passing an exam, each registrant received a Certification for Basic and Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ILCOR 2010 guidelines), which is becoming a requirement in Peru.

A total of $2,211 was raised to cover the course costs. The Peruvian American Interchange Society, under the Direction of Dr. Miguel Vasquez and his wife Ann Carroll, donated $1,011. The Rotary Clubs of Watsonville and Freedom, CA donated $600, and Drs. Carlos Villalobos, José (Paco) Arrascue and Agustín Arbulú donated $600.

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