Hands for life

The Irish Heart Foundation is on a mission to save lives.

Hands for Life: Community CPR Training is an Irish Heart Foundation programme, supported by Abbott and ESB Networks, which offers FREE CPR training in communities across Ireland.

Every day in Ireland 13 people die from a cardiac arrest and around 70% of these happen at home. Unfortunately, just 6.5% of people in Ireland who have a cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting survive.  CPR is an easy skill to learn and once you know how to do it, you could save someone’s life.

With Hands for Life, the Irish Heart Foundation is offering free CPR training courses in communities across Ireland from March 2019. In the next two years with the support of Abbott and ESB Networks – we’ll train an extra 100,000 people in the life-saving skill of CPR.

Join us and learn how to use your hands to save a life in an hour. We’ve got lots of upcoming courses around the country. Upcoming courses will be held throughout the country in a variety of locations.

Please note that this course is available for any adults aged 18 years and over.

If you would like to organise a free Hands for Life training course for your local club or community, we would be delighted to hear from you – please contact Orla O’Connor directly in the Irish Heart Foundation on 01 668 5001 or handsforlife@irishheart.ie. We can run three sessions across one day with 30 people in each session. Our instructors will provide all the equipment.

To see a full list of upcoming courses and to sign up for a course in your local area – simply register or login.

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