On the 29th of October Malone's of Navan will be handing over their showroom to the Order of Malta Kells and Navan units.
They will be demonstrating the importance of early detection in the chain survival in the event of cardiac arrest and CPR and compression awareness.
On Wednesday 12th of October the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD was joined by Order of Malta volunteers to launch Adam’s Gift: CPR Awareness Week.
This is the second Adam’s Gift: CPR Awareness Week and will take place from the 22nd October till 30th October 2016.
The nationwide initiative is designed to educate people of all ages in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), how to recognise and manage cardiac arrest, and how to potentially save a life.
The 2006 Department of Health Report of the Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death (2006) estimates approximately 5,000 people will die from sudden cardiac death each year, including a small number of young people.
13-year old Adam McAndrew, the son of Order of Malta unit member Kerry, died from sudden cardiac death. Despite her grief and heartbreak, Kerry began an initiative to make Adam’s classmates aware of CPR and the importance of early access to Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), emergency services and good quality CPR.
Levels of CPR awareness are comparatively low in this country so Order of Malta Ireland is working with Kerry to amplify the message, encourage more people to learn the skill, and potentially save lives.
In the event of a collapse from cardiac arrest, every minute is vital, but without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or defibrillation, the chance of survival falls by up to 10% a minute. After just five minutes, that person may only have a 50% chance of survival. Recent figures issued show that bystander CPR has saved 6.5% of all cardiac arrests in Ireland, and annually some 5,000 people are losing their lives due to cardiac arrest.
In our showroom in Navan yes, we will be handing over our premises to the Order of Malta Kells and Navan units who will be demonstrating CPR, and the chain survival events that we nee to know to react fast in the event of Cardiac arrest. The event will run on the 29th October from 12.00-4.00pm, we are invitng the public to join in and come along to learn these life saving skills. For more information call us on 0469071717.
Find out more on Adams Gift event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/147147375746480/