Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public across Tayside in September.
Being able to perform emergency life support, a set of actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives, gives a casualty the best possible chance of survival.
Courses are free-of-charge and no medical knowledge is required in order to undertake one. It only takes two hours to learn the skills which may save a life and it is very likely that the person you help may be a family member or someone close to you.
The sessions cover:
- caring for an unconscious person who is breathing
- caring for an unconscious person who is not breathing and performing CPR
- how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how to deal with it
- helping someone who is choking
- helping someone who is bleeding badly
Places are still available during September:
Saturday, 8 September 10am-noon Perth
Wednesday, 19 September 7-9pm Dundee
Tuesday, 25 September 7-9pm Carnoustie
Friday, 28 September 10.30am-12.30pm Arbroath
Monday, 1 October 2-4pm Montrose
Training sessions can also be arranged on request for groups, organisations and clubs.
Helen Brady, Heartstart Discovery Co-ordinator said, “Emergency life support skills really do save lives so please consider registering for a session today. A Heartstart session could prove to be one of the most important training sessions you have ever undertaken in your life, come along – you can make a difference.”