Angus Heartstart Discovery courses

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

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 June:

Carnoustie Tuesday, 23 June - 7 - 9pm

Dundee Wednesday, 24 June - 7- 9pm

Montrose Friday, 26 June - 10.30am - 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