Free emergency life support sessions

Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Montrose, Dundee, Blairgowrie and Perth.

Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Montrose, Dundee, Blairgowrie and Perth.

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Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Montrose, Dundee, Blairgowrie and Perth in October.

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 October:

Blairgowrie - Monday, October 19 from 6 to 8pm.

Perth - Saturday, October 24 from 10am to 12 noon

Dundee - Wednesday, October 28 from 7 to 9pm

Montrose - Friday, October 30 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

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. You can make a difference.”

For further details and to register please contact Helen Brady on 01382 740400 or helenjbrady@nhs.net.