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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Free CPR Training

Everyday in Ireland 13 people die from Sudden Cardiac Death.Over 70% of these happen in the home.  By starting CPR immediately, you can double their chances of surviving. By attending a simple course, you will become more confident in providing CPR. The Irish Heart Foundation is offering FREEcommunity CPR training with the support of Abbott and ESB Networks. Through this programme, they aim to train 100,000 people in the life-saving skill of CPR.

Hands for Life CPR training sessions are suitable for adults (18 years & older) and only take an hour.
During the course attendees will learn how to perform hands-only CPR practicing on a manikin.

The aim is to train 90 people in 3 sessions of 30 so please bring along your friends and family with you to a course. There is no test, and each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance.

If you are interested in attending the Hands for Life training programme please register for a course by following these steps:
1.       Go to www.handsforlife.ie
2.       Register by entering in your contact details and agreeing to the terms and conditions
3.       Please choose a venue and time that suits you / your group (NB: a number of seats can be booked by each person for the course e.g. one person can book 10+ seats for family and friends)
4.       You will receive a confirmation email for your booking

Would you like to organise a course for your community group?
To organise a course. You can contact handsforlife@irishheart.ie or contact Orla O Connor on 01 6685001.
The Irish Heart Foundation will need a venue provided which has a large room and the flooring needs to be suitable to kneel on for short periods of time.  The room must be able to hold 35 chairs for participants to sit on and there should be enough space for 10 people to practice on the manikins on the floor up the front.

To view the video, ideally a screen will be provided in the room but otherwise a blank wall which can be comfortably viewed by all participants is perfect.

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