Order of Malta Ireland To Host CPR Demonstration

Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Cadets Thurles will be holding CPR demonstrations and training for members of the public of all ages at their premises at Boheravoroon on Saturday 11th November next from 10am to 1pm to mark their Annual Adam’s Gift CPR Awareness Week.
3,500 CARDIAC ARRESTS OCCURED IN 2016, JUST OVER 50% HAVE CPR ATTEMPTED
EDUCATION IS KEY TO ENUSRING INCREASED SURVIVAL RATES
CPR training helps an individual to recognise and manage cardiac arrest, and how to potentially save a life.
Last year more than 2,800 people received free CPR training during the week. CPR saves lives and we have had feedback of a number of potential fatalities that were prevented as a result of individuals that received training over the few short years of the project. I would like to commend our volunteers that provided 870 hours of training last year. We expect that this year will be even bigger.
13-year old Adam McAndrew, the son of Order of Malta unit member Kerry, died two years ago from sudden cardiac death. Despite her grief and heartbreak, Kerry began an initiative to make Adam’s classmates aware of CPR and the importance of early access to Auto External Defibrillator (AED), emergency services and good quality CPR. Levels of CPR awareness are comparatively low in this country so Order of Malta Ireland is working with Kerry to amplify the message, encourage more people to learn the skill, and potentially save lives.
The Unit’s Annual Mass for Deceased Member’s will take place on Friday next the 10th November at 7pm. All members are requested to attend. Friends and family are most welcome. The blessing of the Unit’s new ambulance will also take place.

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