Heartstart Discovery is continuing to run free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Tayside throughout February.
Being able to perform emergency life support (ELS), 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
- awareness of defibrillators
Places are available during February 2019:
Friday, 1 February 10.30am-12.30pm Arbroath
Monday, 11 February 10.30am-12.30pm Montrose
Wednesday, 13 February 7-9pm Dundee
Saturday, 16 February 10am-noon Perth
Tuesday, 26 February 7-9pm Carnoustie
Make it one of your aims to learn these life saving skills, or, ensure that your ELS skills are up to date.
Training sessions can also be arranged on request for groups, organisations and clubs.
Heartstart Discovery courses will continue throughout 2019.
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. You CAN save a life.”