Order of Malta demonstrate CPR during their visit to Millennium in Kilkenny

fb_img_1477580967441The Order of Malta visited the younger children in Millennium Afterschool in Kilkenny believing its never to young to learn CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure to support and maintain breathing and circulation for an infant, child, or adolescent who has stopped breathing (respiratory arrest) and/or whose heart has stopped (cardiac arrest).

fb_img_1477580949925CPR is performed to restore and maintain breathing and circulation and to provide oxygen and blood flow to the heart, brain, and other vital organs. CPR can be performed by trained laypeople or healthcare professionals on infants, children, adolescents, and adults. CPR should be performed if an infant, child, or adolescent is unconscious and not breathing. Respiratory and cardiac arrest can be caused by allergic reactions, an ineffective heartbeat, asphyxiation, breathing passages that are blocked, chocking, drowning, drug reactions or overdoses, electric shock, exposure to cold, severe shock, or trauma.

The children were very interested in learning the technique and some of the youth members of the Order of Malta helped with demonstrations.


Posted: October 2016