Irish Heart Foundation FREE CPR Training25 Apr 2019
Monday 20th May in Loughmore Community Hall
Irish Heart Foundation are offering FREE CPR training sessions and Loughmore Castleiney GAA Club are delighted to facilitate these potentially lifesaving workshops for people within our community and surrounding areas.
There are 2 time slots to choose from. Each workshop has limited places and will only take 1 hour.
Register now to secure your place.
Monday 20th May, in Loughmore Community Hall
Workshop 1: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Workshop 2: 8.00pm – 9.00pm
Register online at https://cprtrainingloughmorecastleineygaa.eventbrite.ie
Or by phone / text: Yvonne Doyle Tel: 086 831 5922 / Tom McGrath Tel: 087 114 7666
Should you have any queries please do contact the Club Secretaries.
What is the hands for life programme?
The Irish Heart Foundation is on a mission to save lives. Hands for Life: Community CPR Training is an Irish Heart Foundation programme, supported by Abbott and ESB Networks, which will see free CPR training offered in communities across Ireland.
Everyday in Ireland 13 people die from a cardiac arrest and around 70% of these happen at home. Unfortunately, just 6.5% of people in Ireland who have a cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting survive.
With Hands for Life, the Irish Heart Foundation is offering an exciting, free community CPR training programme in communities with the support of Abbott and ESB Networks. Through this programme, we aim to train 100,000 people in the life-saving skill of CPR.
It is an hour long course including a practical element of performing CPR on a manikin. The course will be delivered by an experienced Irish Heart Foundation instructor. For more information on the course visit the Irish Heart Foundation website.
Why is there an importance for CPR?
· Over 5,000 people die from sudden cardiac death in Ireland each year and over 70% of cardiac arrests occur in the home in front of a loved one.
· Every day in Ireland 13 people die from a cardiac arrest and by starting CPR immediately you double the persons chances of surviving.
· Unfortunately, just 6.5% of people in Ireland who have a cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting survive. But CPR is an easy skill to learn and once you know how to do it, you could save someone’s life.
· By getting an AED to the person within the first few minutes their chances of survival greatly improve.