Hands for Life – CPR Awareness Training for Communities

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Hands for Life CPR Awareness Training

 

Leitrim PPN is proud to host Hands for Life  CPR Awareness Training in

The Mayflower Community Centre, Drumshanbo

on Thursday Sept. 12th at

  • 4:00pm

  • 5:30 pm and

  • 7:00pm

#HandsForLife supported by @Abbott and @ESB Networks

Register at www.HandsForLife.ie. You will need to register and login. Alternatively, get in touch with us directly and we will book the places online for you.

Phone:  071 96 20005 ext 544 / 555

Mobile: 087 183 1253

Email: info@leitrimppn.ie 

Following Up

This training is a natural follow on to the Leitrim Defibrillator Mapping Project which has recently been shortlisted at national level in the Chambers Excellence in Local Government Awards for Supporting Active Communities. For more – CLICK HERE.

 

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 brings free CPR training to 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 offers an exciting, free community CPR training programme in communities with the support of Abbott and ESB Networks. Through this programme, it aims to train 100,000 people in the life-saving skill of CPR.

The course takes 1 hour. It includes the practical element of performing CPR on a manikin. The course is delivered by an experienced Irish Heart Foundation instructor. For more information on the course visit the Irish Heart Foundation website.

Why is CPR important?

  • 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.

Tullaghan Community Centre are also hosting Hands for Life on Aug. 27th 2019. Sessions are almost fully booked. To find out more email: tullaghancommunitycentre@outlook.com

 

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