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# first-aid - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
# First Aid
# First Aid

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety

Jan 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 13,369 Views 12 Comments

The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.

# first-aid - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Former paramedic (36) jailed for a year for assaults on two first-aid students
# Choke Hold
# Choke Hold

Former paramedic (36) jailed for a year for assaults on two first-aid students

May 7th 2019, 10:20 PM 22,629 Views 0 Comments

One of Andrew Long’s victims was seven months pregnant at the time of the assault on her in 2013.

# first-aid - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers
# Hero
# Hero

Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers

Mar 5th 2019, 3:21 PM 40,661 Views 43 Comments

The nurse managed to stop the bus when it went out of control and then started CPR on the driver.

# first-aid - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?

Jan 27th 2018, 10:00 AM 21,465 Views 79 Comments

What do you think?

# first-aid - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training
# Isabelle's Law
# Isabelle's Law

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training

Nov 5th 2017, 7:00 AM 27,713 Views 50 Comments

Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.

# first-aid - Monday 30 October, 2017

Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency?
# First Aid
# First Aid

Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency?

Oct 30th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,949 Views 23 Comments

Last year, Ireland became one of the most recent countries to launch an official mental health first aid training programme, writes Dr Stephen McWilliams.

# first-aid - Monday 27 March, 2017

Dublin gun attack victim shot four times as locals tried to help him
# First Aid
# First Aid

Dublin gun attack victim shot four times as locals tried to help him

Mar 27th 2017, 3:59 PM 40,837 Views 21 Comments

Eddie Staunton is expected to survive the attack.

# first-aid - Thursday 29 September, 2016

"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders
# Emergency Response
# Emergency Response

"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders

Sep 29th 2016, 4:21 PM 17,522 Views 38 Comments

Aviva: “The question is: who is responsible in the event of a first responder volunteer having an accident with a tragic outcome?”

# first-aid - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Kerry teenager who was technically dead for 25 minutes feels he got a second chance
# Killarney
# Killarney

Kerry teenager who was technically dead for 25 minutes feels he got a second chance

Jan 5th 2016, 2:04 PM 26,765 Views 26 Comments

The 17-year-old collapsed when he was coaching during a football match last year.

# first-aid - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy...
# Holistic Gardener
# Holistic Gardener

Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy...

Jun 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 274 Views 8 Comments

Gardening expert and holistic practitioner Fiann Ó Nualláin shares some of his secrets on how to survive the summer.

# first-aid - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'
# First Responders
# First Responders

'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'

Feb 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 24,204 Views 71 Comments

About 14 people collapse and die suddenly in Ireland every day. Groups of trained volunteers across the country are trying to reduce this figure.

# first-aid - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Councillor seeks defibrillator training for Gardaí
# First Aid
# First Aid

Councillor seeks defibrillator training for Gardaí

Aug 8th 2012, 2:38 PM 4,693 Views 32 Comments

Gardaí say they have suspended a defibrillator pilot programme in Blanchardstown and are evaluating a pilot in Kilkenny.

# first-aid - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

GALLERY: Red Cross teams deal with (fake) injuries across Dundalk
# Red Cross
# Red Cross

GALLERY: Red Cross teams deal with (fake) injuries across Dundalk

Jul 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,151 Views 6 Comments

This year’s First Aid Convention Europe was hosted by the Irish Red Cross in Louth this week.

# first-aid - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Presenting... the ambulance on a bike
# Health
# Health

Presenting... the ambulance on a bike

Sep 8th 2011, 4:26 PM 1,472 Views 13 Comments

Irish Red Cross gets (two) First Responder bicycle units to deliver medical aid quickly and efficiently.

# first-aid - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Couple whose baby died at Cliffs of Moher return to pay tribute
# Cliffs Tragedy
# Cliffs Tragedy

Couple whose baby died at Cliffs of Moher return to pay tribute

Mar 29th 2011, 2:35 PM 6,051 Views 5 Comments

American husband and wife make new donation to first aid centre at cliffs where their baby son was born prematurely and passed away in 2006.