The third course is now scheduled for March 12th in the Coastguard Station in Crosshaven at 6.30pm. With a waiting list from the last courses, there are already eight places booked for March, leaving just FOUR places available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to book one of the four places.
Everyone who has attended has found this course invaluable, and Ger Venner put the skills to use in assisting a choking child just last month. Pat Lowry also intends to organise some shorter refresher evenings for the earlier graduates.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE:
The increase in numbers swimming in Myrtleville is great but with this in mind, there is also an increase in the risk of an adverse event such as Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest. These conditions, as you may know are closely linked with sudden adult death syndrome, (SADS).
Like every sport it is important to have some trained responders to facilitate simple rescue efforts to help resuscitate somebody whose heart has stopped. We now have a defibrillator in Myrtleville. We need to have trained users.
It is easier than you think to be able to help someone in this situation. The answer is a simple 3 & 1/2 hour course. Pat Lowry – Advanced Paramedic in the National Ambulance Service – has offered to provide a certification course covering all aspects of CPR for adults and children. The only cost will be €7 for the certification card provided as part of this course.
HEARTSAVER CPR/AED COURSE
This is a comprehensive 3½ hour Irish Heart Foundation, in association with the American Heart Association certification course which covers all the essential aspects of CPR for adults and children.
The Heartsaver AED Course teaches you the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults and children. An AED is a computerised defibrillator which analyses the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest and uses voice prompts to advise you if a shock is needed. The AED is an important link in the chain of survival and this course teaches you how to use them effectively. The Heartsaver AED Course takes approximately 3½ hours to complete.
The course carries International accreditation and certification. All participants receive a wallet size certification card from the Irish Heart Foundation, valid for two years.