Hands for Life - FREE CPR Training

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The Irish Heart Foundation has a new programme called 'Hands for Life' which provides FREE CPR Training to community groups across Ireland. They are seeking to train as many people as possible in this simple skill, as by performing CPR when someone suffers a cardiac arrest, one can double or even triple the person's chance of surviving.

This FREE course is only one hour long and teaches the participant how to -

  • Recognise a cardiac arrest
  • Call the emergency services
  • Perform CPR – practising on a manikin
  • How to use an AED
  • Know how to deal with choking
  • How to perform CPR on a child
  • Learn the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest
  • How to recognise a stroke


Did you know that over 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home, so if you know what to do, you really could be the difference between life and death for someone you know and care about.


If you have at least 90 people who would be interested in the training, our instructor can bring all the equipment, course video and manikins to conduct the course at your venue. They generally conduct three one-hour courses in a day, training 30 people in each. However, if you think you might have greater numbers, they can tailor the training to meet your needs.


If you consider that your students/staff or any other student support services staff would be interested in this course and would like to run this FREE CPR training within your University, College or community, then please contact Brigid Sinnott of the Irish Heart Foundation to arrange a session. Her contact information is below, while their standard booklet for further information on the training is also attached below.


Brigid Sinnott


Resus Manager

email: bsinnott@irishheart.ie

M: 086 8545050

T: 01 6685001

Irish Heart Foundation, 17-19 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6, D06 C780

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