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Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age. Young or old. Fit or not.
We know that 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home and the chances of
recovery decrease by 10% for every minute that proper care isn’t administered.
Irish Heart’s CPR 4 Schools programme is an innovative programme designed for
post-primary schools. It is quick and easy programme that equips teachers with the
skills to deliver the training to their students. Using a train the trainer model Irish
Heart prepares teachers to teach their students.
Why do this in schools?
Schools have been identified as the ideal setting to reach all children and young
people to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke which
is Ireland’s number one killer, accounting for 32% of all deaths. Statistics show that
5,000 people die in Ireland annually from sudden cardiac death and 70% of these
cardiac arrests happen in the home. By starting CPR immediately, the victim’s
chances of survival can be doubled. Therefore the Irish Heart Foundation is initiating
a CPR 4 Schools programme to train the next generation of lifesavers who will be
able to respond in such emergencies.
How does it work?
Irish Heart’s expert CPR 4 School team deliver training via education centres over
the two hours to teacher. After training teachers leave with unique login details to an
online portal which deliverers the programme into any classroom, in addition, Irish
Heart provides schools with free kits worth €600 which consist of training manikins.
CPR 4 Schools is linked to the curriculum making it easy for teachers to roll out in
their schools during class time. Training videos stream through an online portal
which has a wide range of resources and can be even run in a 40-minute class.
Our CPR 4 Schools programme consists of a
combination of the following for participating
|Date||Tuesday 12 February 2019 - Tuesday 12 February 2019|
|Time||6.00pm - 8.00pm|
|Presenters||To Be Confirmed|
|Venue||Cork Education Support Centre, Cork|
|Places||5 places remaining|
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