To meet compliance with our Health & Safety Management System, the defibrillators have been re-positioned to the wall outside Jamie’s Pro Shop and at the entrance to the Burrow pavilion. Both may be accessed with code C1905.
In Ireland every year, there are approximately 2,500 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. A cardiac arrest is where a person collapses suddenly and their heart is no longer pumping the blood effectively. These incidents predominantly occur in the patient’s home but can occur in the greater community without warning. People who suffer a cardiac arrest are critically ill and will die within minutes if the right steps are not taken. These steps form what is known as the ”Chain of Survival”. There are 5 steps in this chain – and the first 3 start in the community. These are Early Access, Early CPR and Early Defibrillation. Early access means that when a person collapses suddenly, those around them must realise that it is a life-threatening emergency and immediately call 999 or 112 and ask for the ambulance service. The second step is early CPR. The 999-call taker will talk people through this, but having CPR training can help ensure the person is more confident in carrying it out. CPR buys time for a defibrillator to arrive and helps keep the person’s blood circulating until then. The third step is early defibrillation. The earlier a defibrillator is obtained the higher the person’s chance of survival. The final two steps are early advanced care and early post resuscitation care. Early advanced care is the care provided by paramedics and other healthcare professionals who attend the call, and post resuscitation care is the steps taken in hospital. However the final two steps only work if the first 3 were carried out.
CPR rates in Ireland have increased in the last number of years, and now over 80% of people have CPR done while the ambulance is en route. However a much smaller percentage of people have had an AED used on them before the ambulance gets there. CPR is easy – if an adult collapses suddenly, and is not breathing normally or is only gasping, call 999 or 112 and ask for the ambulance service. Then push hard and fast, at a speed of 100- 120 times per minute, in the centre of the persons chest until help arrives. If a defibrillator is nearby, fetch it, turn it on and it will talk you through the necessary steps.
CPR Group Rosslare Golf Club is a new addition to our club. It consists of both staff and club members who have training in CPR & AED procedures. This gives us the ability to offer assistance in a medical emergency while waiting for the professional services. Currently we have 19 people in the group and more volunteers would be most welcome. If interested, contact email@example.com