Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour emergency life support training sessions for the public throughout November.
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.
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 courses are free and no medical knowledge is required in order to undertake one. All you have to do is choose a date that suits you and then contact Helen Brady, Heartstart Discovery Co-ordinator to book your place on the course.
In the sessions you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how to deal with it, caring for an unconscious person who is breathing and caring for an unconscious person who is not breathing as well as experience performing CPR on a mannequin.
In addition the course also covers defibrillators and their use in emergency situations and how they work.
There are lots of opportunities across Tayside to learn this life skill with courses taking place in Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Montrose and Arbroath throughout November.
November course dates are:
Dundee – Friday, 4 November 2 – 4pm
Forfar – Thursday, 17 November 2 – 4 pm
Perth – Saturday, 19 November 10am -12 noon
Dundee – Wednesday, 23 November 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Arbroath – Friday, 25 November 12 noon – 2 pm
Montrose – Monday, 28 November 2 – 4 pm
Helen Brady, Heartstart Discovery Co-ordinator said, “We are delighted to be able to offer free Heartstart sessions again. Emergency life support skills really do help to save lives so please consider registering for one of the sessions today. Make it one of your goal to learn these life saving skills or ensure that your emergency life skills are up-to-date.
“A Heartstart session could prove to be one of the most important training sessions you have ever undertaken so please come along as with the correct training you can make a difference You really can help to save a life.”
If you are involved with a club or organisation please get in touch with Helen Brady as free emergency life support training sessions for groups can be arranged on request.
For further details and to register contact Helen Brady on 07864513742 or email email@example.com or through Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeartstartDiscovery