The Life Resuscitation Society of Nigeria (LIRESON) The umbrella body supervising all issues concerning Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation was initiated at the Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists Conference, Sagamu in the year 2000.It is similar to the UK Resuscitation council, the European Council, the AHA and all other Cardiac resuscitation bodies worldwide. The LIRESON comprises of medical practitioners from a variety of specialties with common interest in and concerning the subject of resuscitation.The promotion of the idea of a National Ambulance Service hangs on the fact that an EMS and a 3digit telephone number to call in an emergency is in the interest of this body. Emergency Cardiac Care(ECC) involving the issues concerning stroke and myocardiac infarction (MI) constitute leading cause of death in Nigeria due to our changing life-style,involving the risk factors of smokiing, Alchol consumption, Diabetes Melitus, Hypertension, High Cholesterol levels, Obesity, and Poverty. These risk factors for Cardiac diseases continue to make Nigeria a fertile ground for Cardiovascular diseases yet Nigeria has had no ambulance service in place and no Umbrella body for CPR training until the year 2000.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure which is performed in an effort to preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest.