Hands for Life: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Hands for Life - Community CPR training is an Irish Heart Foundation programme, supported by ESB Networks, which offers free CPR training to communities across Ireland from March 2019. In the next two years, together we will train 100,000 people in the life saving skill of CPR.
To register and sign up for a free Hands for Life training course, visit www.handsforlife.ie

At a Hands for Life training course, you will learn how to perform CPR with hand-on practice on a manikin.  You will learn how to:

  • Recognise a cardiac arrest
  • Peform CPR
  • Use an Automated External Defribrillator (AED)
  • Respond to a choking emergency
  • Recognise a stroke

Each training course takes less than an hour and when it is over, you will know how to perform CPR and feel fully equipped to use your CPR skills in a cardiac emergency.

Hands for Life training courses are being held in local communities throughout Ireland.  To find your nearest course, visit www.handsforlife.ie
If you have a group of 30 or more people interested in learning how to perform CPR and would like to organise a free training course for your local community, please contact the Irish Heart Foundation on 01 6685001 or www.handsforlife.ie
If you don't see a course scheduled for your location, please keep checking back in at www.handsforlife.ie and the Hands for Life schedule as we are running training courses all over the country.  If you have a group of 30 or more people interested in learning how to perform CPR and would like to organise a free training course for your local community, please contact the Irish Heart Foundation on 01 668 5001 or www.handsforlife.ie
Hands for Life training courses are open to everyone aged 18 years and over.
No, Hands for Life courses are free to attend and take part.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) involves recognising someone is having a cardiac arrest, contacting the emergency services on 112 or 999, and pushing hard and fast on the chest.  Through the Hands for Life programme, ESB Networks and the Irish Heart Foundation aim to build a nation of life savers by training people the life-saving skill of CPR.