23 February 2017

Medical students of Taskforce QRS teach Dutch Members of Parliament to resuscitate

On 22 February, 15 medical students of Stichting Taskforce QRS Netherlands gave a major resuscitation training to pupils of the Den Hulster College (Venlo) and Members of the Dutch Parliament in the hall of the Parliament building in The Hague.  The occasion for this event was the instalment of a public Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the front of the Parliament building. An AED is a portable device that can restore the heart rhythm after a cardiac arrest.  Taskforce QRS is an initiative of medical students from Maastricht University. Since 2006, Taskforce QRS Maastricht has been training medical students to teach resuscitation. Each year Taskforce provides resuscitation training to around 10,000 pupils in secondary education. The Maastricht initiative was followed by the medical faculties of Utrecht, Leiden, Nijmegen and Groningen. This nationwide Taskforce QRS Netherlands works closely together with the Hartstichting and the Nederlandse Reanimatieraad.