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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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?

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

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?

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

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

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

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...

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'

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

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 This post contains images

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.

# first-aid - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Presenting... the ambulance on a bike Health This post contains images

Presenting... the ambulance on a bike

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

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.