Take a Heartstart Discovery course and learn to save a life

Heartstart Discovery continues to run free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public.

Public sessions will be held throughout the year.

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 of these courses.

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.

Make it one of your aims of this year to come along to a Heartstart session.

These emergency life support courses 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 that; helping someone who is choking; helping someone who is bleeding badly.

Places are still available on the following Angus courses during March:

Montrose - Friday, March 22 from 10.30 a.m., to 12.30 p.m.

Arbroath - Friday, March 29 from 10.30 a.m., to 12.30 p.m.

Would you benefit from this training?

Take the opportunity to be trained in these important life saving skills.

Training sessions can be arranged on request for groups, organisations and clubs.

For further details and to register for, or to organise a course, call Helen Brady on 01382 740400, or email helenjbrady@nhs.net.