Heartstart Discovery courses in Angus

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

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

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Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public this November with two of the workshops taking place in Angus.

Sessions are taking place in Montrose, Carnoustie, Dundee, Perth and Blairgowrie in 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.

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, come along - you can make a difference.”

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 November:

Saturday, November 12 between 10am to noon in Perth.

Wednesday, 16 November between 5.30 and 7.30pm in Blairgowrie.

Friday, 18 November between 10.30am and 12.30pm in Montrose.

Tuesday, 22 November between 7 to 9pm in Carnoustie.

Wednesday, 23 November between 7 and 9pm in Dundee.

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

For further details and to register please contact Helen Brady on 01382 740400 or helenjbrady@nhs.net