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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency? First Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin gun attack victim shot four times as locals tried to help him First Aid

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

Eddie Staunton is expected to survive the attack.

From TheJournal.ie "Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders 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?”

From TheJournal.ie Kerry teenager who was technically dead for 25 minutes feels he got a second chance 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy... Holistic Gardener

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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Councillor seeks defibrillator training for Gardaí 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Couple whose baby died at Cliffs of Moher return to pay tribute 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.