If you had one minute to learn how to save someone’s life, would you take that opportunity?
Iridia Medical is excited to be teaming up with London Drugs for the second annual Do You Have a Minute to Save a Life Campaign. We are giving you a chance to test your CPR skills and learn how to apply an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). With our SmartMan Manikins in-store, you will get real-time, visual, and objective feedback on your CPR compressions and ventilations. With your help, our goal is to raise awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and the steps involved in responding to one.
The Impact of CPR and AED Use
40,000 cardiac arrests happen annually in Canada – that’s one every 13 minutes. While it’s estimated that only 5% of Canadians survive a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, this probability can be increased with growing awareness of the importance of CPR and AED use. In fact, with early application of CPR and an AED, the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest doubles! However, this is dependent on everyday people knowing how to respond.
London Drugs continues to be a partner of choice for our awareness campaigns, as they are a pioneer in workplace AED programs. As the first major retailer in Canada to put AEDs into all their stores, they have also trained over 1,000 employees in CPR and the use of AEDs.
Come visit us at anytime between 10am-2pm on the dates below for a chance to test your skills.
- Wed, Feb 03 – New Westminster-Westminster Centre (555 6th St, New West)
- Wed, Feb 10 – Surrey Guildford Town Centre (2300-10355 152nd St, Surrey)
- Wed, Feb 17 – Vancouver Broadway & Ash (525 W Broadway, Vancouver)
- Wed, Feb 24 – Brentwood Town Centre (4567 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby)