Paramedics

Cardiac First Response - Community

Cardiac First Response – Community

Over 10,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease in Ireland with approximately half of those deaths estimated to be caused by sudden cardiac arrest. A vast majority of cardiac arrests happen out of the hospital setting and usually in close proximity to a friend or a family member. Our course aims to provide students with the ability to recognise and treat immediately life-threatening conditions such as Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, Stroke or Choking.

The course is run over a 4 hour duration and puts emphasis is on maximum practical skills training as well as learning the theory behind why these conditions happen
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  • Early warning signs of Heart Attack 

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Adult & Infant 

  • Safe use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 

  • Basic principles of medication administration 

  • The Chain of Survival 

  • Recognition of Sudden Cardiac Death 

  • Recognition of Stroke 

  • Choking (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) Adult Child & Infant

Course Requirements: There are no previous requisites for this course, it is suited towards anyone who would like to learn basic lifesaving techniques.

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