Heartstart Discovery course

BEING able to perform emergency life support, a set of actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives, gives a casualty the very best possible chance of survival.

Heartstart Discovery run free two-hour training sessions in Emergency Life Support for members of the public.

The sessions include the following:

r Caring for an unconscious person who is breathing

r Caring for an unconscious person who is not breathing and performing CPR

r How to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how to deal with that

r Helping someone who is choking

r Helping someone who is bleeding badly

No medical knowledge is required in order to undertake one of these courses.

It only takes two hours to learn the skills which may some day save a life – and remember, it is very likely that the person you help may be a family member or someone who is close to you.

A course will be held in Montrose on Monday, November 19.

It will run from 10.30 am until 12.30pm.

For details of where the course is to be held, and to register for it, call Helen Brady on 01382 740400, or e-mail helenjbrady@nhs.net

Training sessions can also be arranged, on request, for groups, organisations and clubs. Again, use the above contact details