Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a simple skill that can help save a life.

CPR involves;

1. Recognising that someone is having a cardiac arrest.

2. Contacting the emergency services on 112 or 999.

3. Pushing hard and fast on the chest.

Every year in Ireland thousands die from cardiac arrests – 70 per cent of these happened in the home.

CPR is a vital step in the chain of survival after a cardiac arrest. If you have been taught CPR , you are 10 times more likely to respond appropriately in an emergency.

The Hard and Fast Rule of CPR


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At the Irish Heart Foundation one of our key goals is to help save lives from cardiac arrest through CPR training. The more people who know CPR the more lives we can save. Learn to save a life by finding the right CPR course for you below:

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Our CPR courses are provided to the public through our Affiliated Training Sites, which are located around the country.

These organisations are affiliated to the Irish Heart Foundation’s CPR programme and teach the standardised CPR courses developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF).


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We equip post primary schools with FREE video-based training classes to teach CPR.

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