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.