Beragh Red Knights are offering all coaches and members of the community the chance to gain awareness and knowledge on how to operate a Defibrillator.

A Defibrillator Training Session will take place on Wednesday 9th March at 7:15pm at the Pavilion. It is free so come along whether you have it done before and need to brush up on your skills or want to learn how to use the defibrillators.

Our defibrillator is located on the ground floor in the pavilion, inside the glass cabinet by the front doors. Have the potential to save a life.

 

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and can cause death if it’s not treated within minutes. Cardiovascular disease is Ireland’s biggest killer, with in the region of 10,000 deaths each year. Six thousand are from sudden cardiac arrest and 70 per cent of these occur outside of hospital.

Defibrillator Training Session, 9th March, 7:15pm at the pavillion.

Defibrillator Training Session, 9th March, 7:15pm at the pavillion.