The disaster prevention workshop was held in the prefectural center for the Deaf in Toyama-shi on December 15. It was for the Deaf community to learn how to use cardiopulmonary resuscitation and an automated external defibrillator (AED) in preparation for a disaster.
The event was sponsored by the society that discusses medical treatment for the local Deaf community.
The visiting professor of the Toyama University graduate school Department of medicine pharmacy gave a lecture about the importance which the Deaf people increase building the neighborhood and human relations or that they try to do something more as an individual.
Then, nine personnel of Toyama-shi Fire Prevention and Control Center instructed the method of a check breathing, and how to use AED through the sign language interpreter. At the short course of AED, the Deaf
persons learned they might not need mechanical automated audio guidance while checking the procedure by the color of a lamp, or blink.
The society staff said, "Some Deaf persons do not understand explanation at a general meeting without interpreting, so they tend to avoid participation. But it was good to open a short course today. We hope they would use what they have learned."