Centre for Lifesaving Training
Our commitment to community cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the promotion of the widespread availability of defibrillators began in 2003 with the launch of our first public access defibrillator at Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road, Galway. Subsequently, Croí campaigned for the availability of public access defibrillators, the enactment of the Good Samaritan Law and CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training for the general public.
Croí established it's 'Centre for Lifesaving Training' in 2007. This facility is now located in the 'Croí Heart & Stroke Centre' and is a registered Irish training site. All Croí CPR & AED training instructors are qualified in the field of emergency medicine and are internationally certified by the American Heart Association.
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Objectives of Croí Centre for Lifesaving Training:
♥ To reduce the incidence death and disability from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
♥ To offer impartial advice to communities and organisations on protocols and procedures for setting up community AED programmes in accordance with best national and international practice.
♥ To train community members in the first three steps of the Chain of Survival (early recognition & activation of emergency services, early CPR and early defibrillation).
♥ To promote the widespread availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and to make them accessible to trained members of the public.
♥ To promote post-arrest trauma debriefing and support for AED users and bereaved families.
♥ To collaborate with relevant stakeholders eg: government bodies, hospitals, ambulance service and community groups.
Croí recognises that by-stander actions to cardiac emergencies are critical in influencing victim survival. The 'Centre for Lifesaving Training' provides 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.
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