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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# first aid

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2022
# first aid
Aidan Keena's penalty leaves St Pat's needing a favour to make Europe
Sligo Rovers beat St Pat’s 1-0 tonight in the SSE Airtricity League.
All time
# first aid
'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.
# choke hold
Former paramedic (36) jailed for a year for assaults on two first-aid students
One of Andrew Long’s victims was seven months pregnant at the time of the assault on her in 2013.
# Hero
Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers
The nurse managed to stop the bus when it went out of control and then started CPR on the driver.
# Your Say
Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?
What do you think?
# Isabelle's Law
Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training
Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.
Voices
Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency?
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
Dublin gun attack victim shot four times as locals tried to help him
Eddie Staunton is expected to survive the attack.
# Emergency Response
"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders
Aviva: “The question is: who is responsible in the event of a first responder volunteer having an accident with a tragic outcome?”
# Killarney
Kerry teenager who was technically dead for 25 minutes feels he got a second chance
The 17-year-old collapsed when he was coaching during a football match last year.
Voices
Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy...
Gardening expert and holistic practitioner Fiann Ó Nualláin shares some of his secrets on how to survive the summer.
# first responders
'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'
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
Councillor seeks defibrillator training for Gardaí
Gardaí say they have suspended a defibrillator pilot programme in Blanchardstown and are evaluating a pilot in Kilkenny.
# Red Cross
GALLERY: Red Cross teams deal with (fake) injuries across Dundalk
This year’s First Aid Convention Europe was hosted by the Irish Red Cross in Louth this week.
# Health
Presenting... the ambulance on a bike
Irish Red Cross gets (two) First Responder bicycle units to deliver medical aid quickly and efficiently.
# cliffs tragedy
Couple whose baby died at Cliffs of Moher return to pay tribute
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.