At THRIVE 2020 The Irish Heart Foundation will be hosting their Hands for Life CPR Workshops free of charge. Book your place at the THRIVE 2020 CPR Workshops HERE.
The course concentrates on recognising cardiac arrest, making the emergency call, listening to the call taker and knowing your Eircode. Candidates then get to practice compression-only CPR on a manikin. Awareness of how to use an AED, how to help someone who is choking, how to perform CPR on a child, recognising stroke and the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack are also covered – all in only one hour and for FREE.
The Irish Heart Foundation is Ireland’s national charity fighting heart disease and stroke through advocacy, research, prevention and care. We work to reduce the incidences of and deaths from heart disease and stroke by:
- Running health promotion and information campaigns on heart health and specific heart conditions
- Providing support services to people affected by heart disease and stroke
- Advocating for high-quality, equitable service provision
- Combatting childhood obesity
- Training professionals, the public and secondary school teachers and pupils in the life-saving skill of CPR
- Providing free heart health checks in the community, with a particular focus on disadvantaged areas and people at increased risk of developing heart disease
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 nonhospital 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, less than 7% of people in Ireland who have a cardiac arrest in a nonhospital 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
Each individual that attends will receive an email after the training that will include their
certificate of attendance.
For more information, visit www.irishheart.ie.