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WEDNESDAY, 5 APRIL, 2017

Heartstart Discovery courses

Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public across Tayside in April.

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 April:

Tuesday 11 April 7 - 9pm Carnoustie

Tuesday 18 April 5.30 - 7.30pm Blairgowrie

Saturday 22 April 10 - 12pm Perth

Wednesday 26 April 7 - 9 pm Dundee

Friday 28 April 2 - 4 pm Montrose

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, come along - you can make a difference.”

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

Or Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeartstartDiscovery

Contact:

Lyndsey Daun

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 424138