CPR Awareness Training

by | Apr 5, 2019 | CSR

 

At Acacia we want to help our people to have training for anything life throws at them.  That’s why we tapped into the in-house expertise of Acacia Facilities Manager, Danny Wilson.  As a long term member of the Swords First Responder Group, Danny was happy to provide CPR Awareness Training to our willing volunteer group.  CPR Awareness Training, while not a certified course, provides just enough knowledge to potentially recognise a cardiac arrest situation and trigger the chain of survival.

Why is CPR Training so Important?

The Irish Heart Foundation identifies 5 links in the chain of survival for victims of cardiac arrest.  These are:

  • Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and contacting the emergency services.
  • Early CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) with an emphasis on chest compressions
  • Rapid defibrillation
  • Effective advanced life support
  • Integrated post-cardiac arrest care

 

The chance of survival for a person suffering from cardiac arrest reduces by 10% for every minute that CPR & defibrillation are not performed.

Information on a range of certified course can be found on the Irish Heart Foundation website.

For other news on Acacia’s supporting the Irish Heart Foundation see here.

 

Acacia Team
Acacia Team

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