Heartstart Discovery courses

SIDE Heartstart Discovery courses

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.”

For further details and to register please contact Helen Brady on 01382 740400 or helenjbrady@nhs.net or visit www.facebook.com/HeartstartDiscovery

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