This week in Cuala, we want to draw the attention of all Cuala members to Cardiac Arrest and what you can do if someone is affected.
Approximately 10,000 people die from cardiovascular disease every year in Ireland and it is estimated that 5,000 of these deaths are from a sudden cardiac arrest. 70% of cardiac arrests in Ireland occur out of hospital and usually in the presence of a family member or friend so if you know how to perform CPR you may be able to help save a life.
A Cardiac arrest happens when your heart stops pumping blood around the body.
If you have a cardiac arrest, you lose consciousness almost at once.
There are also NO other signs of life such as breathing or movement.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY AND IF YOU WITNESS A CARDIAC ARREST YOU SHOULD CALL 999 OR 112 IMMEDIATELY AND SEND SOMEONE TO GET THE AED (DEFIBRILLATOR)
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE AEDS ARE IN CUALA?????
Cuala has 5 AEDs in the following locations:
Hyde Road: one in the hall just outside the bar door
Hyde Road: a second in the dressing rooms up the field
Shankhill: in the lock up
Thomastown: inside the main entrance
Meadowvale: in the home dressing room.
These are checked frequently but if you notice a problem please phone either Linda (087 2483646) or Zita (087 2235677).
DEMONSTRATIONS OF CPR AND THE USE OF THE AED WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CUALA CLUBHOUSE ON SATURDAY THE 29th OF MARCH FROM 10AM TO 12 MIDDAY.
We will also be running a number of Heartsaver AED & CPR courses over the next few months. Please keep an eye on your weekly emails for times and dates