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20 July, 2015

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah accredited as Emirate's first life support Training Centre

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah accredited as Emirate's first life support Training Centre

Private hospital affiliated with American Heart Association to provide emergency life-saving courses

20 July 2015
Dubai - Zulekha Hospital is the first private hospital in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates to be affiliated with the American Heart Association as an international Life Support Training Centre. 

The accreditation means the multidisciplinary hospital is authorised to conduct the official Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care courses to UAE healthcare professionals and those in the community who wish to develop lifesaving skills.

Eight high quality CPR and ECC courses are now available at the hospital, including Basic Life Support, Paediatric Advanced Life Support and a Neonatal Resuscitation Programme.

The courses will be delivered by the Life Support Training Team at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, which includes physicians, nurses, paramedics and other experienced practitioners who have all received specialised training from the American Heart Association.

"We have set our standards exceptionally high by becoming the first training centre of this kind in our market," said Zanubia Shams, CEO of Zulekha Hospital.

"Our Life Support Training Team worked incredibly hard with our colleagues at the American Heart Association and this accreditation means that we can now deliver the very best CPR and ECC courses.  It will make a difference to other healthcare workers in the UAE as well as to community members who have responsibilities for the care of others in their day to day lives."

The courses are taught in a variety of different ways from an instructor-led, classroom-based or video-based approach to participants studying materials 30 days prior to attending a programme.  Each course provides accredited certification and a range of hours contributed to the participants' Continuing Medical Education (CME) awarded by the UAE's Ministry of Health.

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The Heartsaver® First Aid course is open to anyone with limited or no medical training, who requires a completion course in first aid to meet job or regulatory requirements.  The classroom-based programme teaches students how to respond and manage an emergency within the first few minutes until medical services arrive, learning skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other emergencies. 

The eight Life Support Training programmes offered at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah are:

1. Basic Life Support

2. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

3. Paediatric Advanced Life Support

4. Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED

5. Heartsaver® First Aid

6. Heartsaver® CPR AED

7. Electrocardiogram and Pharmacology

8. Neonatal Resuscitation Programme

For more information on the CPR and ECC courses available and to register, visitwww.zulekhahospitals.comor email lstc@zulekhahospitals.com.

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About Zulekha Hospital
The Zulekha Hospital brand is part of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, and is among the forerunners in UAE healthcare.

Today the Zulekha Healthcare group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, as well as four UAE medical centres and three pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 25 disciplines. The Group is also opening a multidisciplinary Hospital in India.

Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practises, and recently received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the second time in four years, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society at large.  

For further press information please contact:
Lindsay Johnston / Katie Johnston
Total Communications
Tel: + 971 4 4281502
Email: lindsay@totalcompr.ae, katie@totalcompr.ae

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