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TAMA and TANA CARES organize CPR Training workshop

October 2016
TAMA and TANA CARES organize CPR Training workshop


(Left) A complete set of the CPR training kit (with all manikins and disposable breathing valves) was made available for the ​event.

The Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) and the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) Cares teams conducted an important CPR Training workshop on September 11, 2016 at Sri Krishna Vilas Indian restaurant in Cumming, GA. The day-long event had 2 sessions, 10:30am–12:30pm and 1:30pm–3:30pm.

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training is a critical skill that has not been emphasized enough in the community: when someone collapses due to a cardiac arrest, a trained individual can help before emergency support arrives. An individual with CPR training in the vicinity could be able to save a life. So we need more trained individuals!



Participants learned a lot from both CPR theory and actual practice with manikins.

This program started with a welcome by TAMA Board Director Subbarao Maddali. TAMA and TANA Cares teams came on stage, and TANA Southeast Regional Coordinator Anil Yalamanchili explained about TANA Cares programs. Sponsor Srinivas Nimmagadda of Vensai Technologies, Cumming, had sponsored a complete set of the CPR training kit (with all manikins and disposable breathing valves), and was felicitated with a shawl and certificate of appreciation. Sponsor Rahim Hussain of Trust Home Care of Suwanee is an experienced trainer and certified by the American Heart Association; he also received a certificate and was similarly felicitated with a shawl after conducting the training.

Rahim provided training to approximately 50 participants by playing AHA’s CPR DVD and providing hands-on practice with the provided manikins. Main topics covered included making sure of the need for CPR, compressions, breathing, AED operation, choking, and specific details for adult, child, and infant CPR. Sessions were interactive, with many questions being clarified by the instructor. Participants felt happy with the learning and expressed their gratitude to the teams for hosting this type of session that is really helpful to the community.

Upendra Narra from TANA Cares, TAMA President Venkat Meesala, and TAMA Board Secretary Mahesh Power concluded the session, thanking all including Sri Krishna Vilas for providing the venue, snacks, and tea.


Sponsor Srinivas Nimmagadda receives a shawl;
sponsor Rahim Hussain, the CPR trainer, is fourth from the right.

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