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College, the time you are finally free to be your own person and to look after yourself. But what many students forget is that looking after your health is vitally important. You can’t just survive on toasties and baked beans. You need a little variety in your diet, not to mention looking after your body. Now is the time bad health habits start so it’s time to develop some good habits.
If you are ill and need to see a doctor then please get in touch with the Student Health Unit in Aras na Mac Leinn on 091 492604. There are also several Pharmacies close to campus that offer student discounts.
Exercise
Exercise doesn’t have to be running ten kilometres a day. Stick to what is manageable for you. The best thing about college is that there are loads of different clubs for you to join. If you want to, you can join the Kingfisher gym on campus or sign up to one of the many Sports Clubs at NUI Galway. What ever exercise you engage in, try to do 30 minutes worth at least three times a week.

AED Defibrillators

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AED Defibrillator locations on campus

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Currently the survival rate for sudden cardiac conditions is very poor, typically 1% but if an AED is used promptly, the victims chances of survival can increase significantly, e.g. if an AED is used within five minutes the victim has a 50% chance of survival. (HSE Report of the Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death 2006)

There are 13 AEDs on Campus and AEDs are also in place in Aras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim, Carna and Aras Uí Chadhain, An Cheathru Rua.

There are 13 AEDs on Campus and AEDs are also in place in Aras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim, Carna and Aras Uí Chadhain, An Cheathru Rua. Their locations are shown on the Campus Map (interactive map – search for AED) and listed below. This equipment is to be used by trained personnel only.

AED Responders
There are over 150 personnel on site trained in the use of AEDs. This includes members of staff from the Student Health Unit, School of Nursing and Midwifery and others who have completed specific AED training. Please use the attached lists of AED trained personnel for the AED(s) relevant to you.

Other Personnel
Heads of Units must ensure that adequate local arrangements are in place to ensure a prompt response to a cardiac emergency as part of their Occupational First Aid arrangements. A Local Cardiac Arrest Response Plan should be prepared.

All members of the NUI Galway Community should familiarise themselves with the locations of the AEDs and who are the trained NUI Galway personnel that should be contacted in the event of coming across someone who may need the AED. As a back-up measure a telephone is beside most AEDs, which can be used to get help or rung to get a by-stander to bring the AED to a casualty. The relevant extensions are listed below. Please print off this information to be prepared to respond in the event of a local emergency.

Locations and further information:-

# 1 Áras na Mac Léinn (Main Foyer) AED Responders in Area 1 (Áras na Mac Léinn) 5100
# 2 Áras Moyola
(Main Foyer)
AED Responders in Area 2 (Áras Moyola) 5200
# 3 James Hardiman Library (Main Foyer) AED Responders in Area 3 (James Hardiman Library) 5340

# 4 Engineering Building – North Campus (Riverside Reception Ground Floor)

AED Responders in Area 4 (Engineering Building – North Campus) tbc
# 5 Sports Pavilion Dangan (Reception Area) AED Responders in Area 5 (Sports Pavilion Dangan) 2944
# 6 NCBES (Orbsen Building, 1st Floor, Adjacent to Reception)

AED Responders in Area 6 (NCBES)

5900
#7 CSI (Entrance Level, Adjacent to Main Restaurant) AED Responders in Area 7 (CSI) 5500
# 8 DERI (1st Floor Meeting Room Corridor) AED Responders in Area 8 (DERI) tbc
# 9 Sports Complex Kingfisher (at Main Reception) AED Responders in Area 9 540300
# 10 Sports Complex Kingfisher (First Aid Room) AED Responders in Area 9 540300
# 11 Quadrangle (Archway)

AED Responders in Area 11 Quadrangle (Archway)

3543
# 14 Concourse (Bank of Ireland end, outside O’Flaherty Theatre) AED Responders in Area 14 Concourse 2800
# 15 Cairnes Building (St Anthony’s side of Friar’s) AED Responders in Area 15 Cairnes Building tbc

Staff are reminded that they need to be aware of what to do in the event of any university first aid situations or emergencies:-
* Do you know the names and contact details of the nearest first aiders?
See list of NUI Galway Occupational First Aiders(all trained in Cardio
Pulmonary Resuscitation).
* Do you know the names and contact details of the nearest AED Responders
(See lists above).
* Do you know how to make an 999/112 emergency phone call –
See Emergency Information.
* A 999/112 call requesting a “cardiac ambulance” should be made where you come across any unconscious casualty.

The University’s AED Policy was finalised in 2010.

 

Mind Body And Soul

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Mind Body & Soul

Mind, Body & Soul is a comprehensive student lifestyle programme aimed to help you be what you want to be, but one thing’s for sure it’s not done in a traditional way.

The programme is influenced by western pragmatism and Eastern Wisdom, inspired by an interesting blend of the esoteric and the usual. So if you are the reflective type or an out and our rationalist, the Mind, Body & Soul programme is for you.

Whatever you want to do – get fitter, live better, feel great, be more effective, or just be more chilled out, get involved in the Mind, Body & Soul Programme!

View more info

Healthy Living Week 2012

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Healthy Living Week 2012

We will be giving out SU Healthy Living Bags and Recipe books all week so look out for our volunteers in the pink T-shirts. Make your Healthy Living Week a no chip week! We encourage you not to eat chips for just one week. The Sports Unit and the Kingfisher will be offering their usual services all week and will also have some random raffles, boxing and mountain biking events. If you have any queries about Healthy Living Week or want to help out contact the SU Welfare Officer Dami on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 30th October

  • 11am – 5pm Visit our Stand in Smokeys for freebies and information
  • 4pm- 6.30pm Soccer Blitz in Corrib Village Cages with a grand prize of €250.
  • Launch of Students’ Union Healthy Recipe Book.
  • Trick or Treat. Have a treat on us, look out for our volunteers. Or drop into the Students’ Union
  • Feeling fruity days, Free fruit at different Students’ Union outlets and around campus
  • BodyWise Size doesn’t matter campaign
  • Have a Sneeze, Have a Tissue, Cold and Flu campaign

Wednesday 31st October

  • 12pm-4pm Visit our Stand in Smokeys for Condom Wednesday and the launch of Students’ Union Finance Guide: Food and finance. Budget well, eat well.
  • 12pm-4pm Visit our Stand in Áras Moyola.
  • Trick or Treat. Have a treat on us, look out for our volunteers. Or drop into the Students Union
  • Feeling fruity days, Free fruit at different Students’ Union outlets and around campus
  • 4pm-6pm The Corrib Village Astro Turf pitches are open for FREE
  • Usual services offered by Sports Unit and Kingfisher. Random raffles taking place, boxing and mountain biking events

Thursday 1st MOvember

  • 11am-2pm Free health checks in Áras na Mac Léinn contact cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie for more information.
  • 12pm-5pm Visit our Stand in Smokeys for the Students’ Union and Health Connect food and the body campaign – Sign the petition! Enter the food shopping competition to win a voucher for free shopping.
  • 10am Launch of Movember in Smokeys and in the evening in the College bar. It’s all about the MO. It’s all for charity. Join our team HERE.
  • 4pm – 6pm Corrib Village Astro Turf pitches are open for FREE.
  • Feeling fruity days, Free fruit at different Students’ Union outlets and around campus
  • Trick or Treat. Have a treat on us, look out for our volunteers. Or drop into the Students’ Union
  • 7pm Students’ Union Table Quiz with lots of Freebies in the College Bar.
  • Alcohol information, E-PUB info.