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 unfortunately can in some cases take some time to reach victims normally exceeding more then 10 mins. By then the cardiac arrest victim may 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 PHECC Cardiac First Responders in our communities willing to assist in the response time of certain emergencies. A 112 or 999 or call is made and PHECC Cardiac First Responders are alerted to assist until the arrival of the HSE ambulance service. We also have many PHECC First Aid Responders being trained in places of work. Not only are these responders being able to provide a service but also they are bringing skills home to a family member friend or loved one.

Do trained first responders really make a difference?

We welcome peoples comments or stories they may have in relation to this!

PHECC First Aid Responder Course Cork

First Aid Course

First Aid Course

At E.R training have been providing professional first aid courses to area of Cork County since 2011. Over the years we have noticed big improvements in the standard of first aid courses being delivered by first aid instructors.

The standard of first aid has since been improved by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (P.H.E.C.C) by the introduction of the PHECC First Aid Responder course. Contact us for more information on 0214770405 or 0879676700

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


E.R Training
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Co Cork
Office: 0214770405
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