Croí Centre for Lifesaving Training
The Croí Centre for Lifesaving Training was officially launched in February 2007.
The initiative began in earnest in 2003 with the siting of the first defibrillators in public places.
Croí recognises that by-stander actions to cardiac emergencies are critical in influencing victim survival. The project involves the provision of expert advice, training and support to the general public in the techniques of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation. We hope that community actions will reduce death and disability from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the West of Ireland.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the single most prevalent cause of premature death in adults. It is thought that approximately 5,000 deaths in Ireland are attributed to this cause each year.
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Aim of the Croí Centre for Lifesaving Training
To increase the rate of survival from sudden cardiac arrest through the facilitation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and the widespread availability of automated external defibrillators.
Objectives of Croí Centre for Lifesaving Training
♥ To reduce death and disability from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
♥ To offer impartial advice to communities supported with policies in accordance with best national and international practice.
♥ To train community members in the first three steps of the Chain of Survival (early recognition and activation of emergency services, early CPR and early defibrillation).
♥ To promote the widespread availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) which are accessible to trained members of the public.
♥ To collaborate with relevant stakeholders eg: government bodies, hospital, ambulance, community activists in project delivery.
Our objectives compliment other Croí activities in the fields of cardiac health promotion and prevention.
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To date there are almost 230 defibrillators sited around the West of Ireland by Croí and since 2008, over 1,130 people have been trained in Heartsaver AED™ usage and a further 760 people trained in Family and Friends™ CPR.
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To contact the Croí Centre for Lifesaving Training regarding getting a defibrillator or booking training contact Alma on 091-893506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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