To participate in this programme a minimum of two teachers from a school must attend the 2.5-hour workshop for teachers so that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to train students in CPR.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age. Young or old. Fit or not.
We know that 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home and the chances of recovery decrease by 10% for every minute that proper care isn’t administered.
Irish Heart Foundation’s CPR 4 Schools programme is an innovative programme designed for post-primary schools. It is quick and easy programme that equips teachers with the skills to deliver the training to their students. Using a train the trainer model Irish Heart Foundation prepares teachers to teach their students.
Why do this in schools?
Schools have been identified as the ideal setting to reach all children and young people to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke which is Ireland’s number one killer, accounting for 32% of all deaths. Statistics show that 5,000 people die in Ireland annually from sudden cardiac death and 70% of these cardiac arrests happen in the home. By starting CPR immediately, the victim’s chances of survival can be doubled. Therefore, the Irish Heart Foundation is initiating a CPR 4 Schools programme to train the next generation of lifesavers who will be able to respond in such emergencies.
How does it work?
Irish Heart Foundation’s expert CPR 4 School team deliver training via education centres over the two and a half hours to teachers. After training teachers leave with unique login details to an online portal which deliverers the programme into any classroom, in addition, Irish Heart Foundation provides new schools with free kits worth €600 which consist of training manikins.
CPR 4 Schools is linked to the curriculum making it easy for teachers to roll out in their schools during class time. Training videos stream through an online portal which has a wide range of resources.
Please note this programme is for post primary schools only.
|Course date||14-11-2019 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||14-11-2019 9:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||23-08-2019 9:00 am|
|Cut off date||14-11-2019 5:00 pm|
|Location||Education Centre Tralee|