Important – Know Where Defibrillators are Located

Important – Know Where Defibrillators are Located

One of the most important factors in the survival of a cardiac arrest is the early us of a defibrillator. A defibrillator used by a trained person increases the survival rate from Sudden Cardiac Arrest by 50% if CPR and defibrillation occurs within the first four...
What Should Be in Your Workplace First Aid Kit?

What Should Be in Your Workplace First Aid Kit?

First Aid Materials/Equipment Different Work Activities Need Different Provisions Different work activities involve different hazards and therefore different first aid provision is required. Some places of work (e.g. offices, libraries etc.) have relatively low...
Emergency Medications is the Workplace

Emergency Medications is the Workplace

In October (2015) the previous Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, signed into legislation Statutory Instrument SI No. 449 of 2015 Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations. It is commonly known as SI 449 of 2015 or the...
Defibrillators in Ireland Require Urgent Updates

Defibrillators in Ireland Require Urgent Updates

An AED is an Automated External Defibrillator. It is a portable, simple to use, computerised device that can be used by anyone when someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest to deliver a shock to the heart to allow it to resume its normal beating. A cardiac arrest is a...
Choosing the Right First Aid Course

Choosing the Right First Aid Course

What is The Right First Aid Course For My Organisation’s Needs? Depending on the size or specific hazards (or both) of the place of work, employers have a duty to provide trained occupational first aiders, and it is vital to have up to date training records to...