Life-saving skills course

NHS TAYSIDE will late this month run a free Heartstart Discovery course in Montrose for local people to learn valuable life-saving skills.

The two-hour session, which will be held on Monday, September 12, will concentrate on emergency life support, a set of actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives, which gives a casualty the best possible chance of survival.

These include caring for an unconscious person who is breathing, caring for an unconscious person who is not breathing and performing CPR, recognising the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how to deal with it and helping someone who is choking and helping someone who is bleeding badly

The course is free of charge and no medical knowledge is required. Places on the local course, which will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm, have to be booked in advance which can be arranged by contacting Helen Brady on 01382 740400 or e-mailing helenjbrady@nhs.net.

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