Surviving Cardiac Arrest



Cardiac arrest in communities is a serious problem. According to the Irish Heart Foundation there is a loss of  7% to 10% for each minute that passes by without CPR & defibrillation. Clearly early CPR & defibrillation is needed to help save somebody’s life. Ambulances normally take some time to reach the victim normally exceeding more then 10 mins. By then the cardiac arrest victim has lost any chance of survival.

Do many cardiac arrest happen in Ireland? According to the Irish Heart Foundation 14 people die per day. So what is being done to combat this?

Today we have an increasing amount of volunteer cardiac first reponder in our communities willing to assist in the response time of cardiac emergencies. A 999 call comes in and community responders are alerted to assist until the  arrival of the HSE ambulance service.

We welcome comments from people in relation to this!

Occupational First Aid Training

Occupational first aid training

blog-im-500x500We would love to hear from other companies and occupational first aid training instructors on their views surrounding the length of the occupational first aid course.

Is 3 days days too long?


Cardiac Screening

Cardiac Screening

Cardiac Screening



Italy 1972. Introduction of routine cardiac screening by means of physical examination, family history, health questionnaire & 12 lead electrocardiograph for sports players.
Clinical studies have revealed Italy have shown an 89% reduction in sudden cardiovascular deaths in competitive athletes aged between 12 to 35 years old.

On average according to the american heart association 1 in 500 harbor the main reason for sudden cardiac arrest: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy .

Ireland currently does not have a routine cardiac screening program in place which is of major concern to sports players, families, friends and loved ones.
According to the Irish Heart Foundation,on average 13 people die per day from sudden cardiovascular death.

They simply have not been given the statistics on sudden cardiovascular death and as to how to protect their loved ones.

Dr Heiko Kindler Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Bon Secours Hospital is calling for a routine cardiac screening programme to identify hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
You can read more about what Dr Kindler had to say here.

Our medical team provide education on cardiac health nationwide to schools, sports clubs and companies in the hope of saving lives.







  Dr Deborah Lanca


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