Learn to save a life in April

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ANGUS folk are being urged to take advantage of life-saving training courses taking place next month.

Heartstart Discovery is offering an emergency life support session for members of the public on Monday, April 22 between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. in Carnoustie.

The session will teach people the actions they need to take in order to keep someone alive until professional help arrives, giving a casualty the best possible chance of survival.

Courses are free and no prior medical knowledge is necessary to take part.

The course only takes two hours to complete and the skills learned could be used to save the life of someone who in all likelihood is a family member or friend.

The emergency life support course will cover care for a number of situations, including administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, recognising and dealing with cardiac arrest, choking and heavy bleeding.

Coordinator for Heartstart Discovery Helen Brady 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.”

There are also courses available in Perth on April 13, Montrose on April 15 and in Dundee on April 17 and 30.

Training sessions can also be arranged on request for groups, for more information or to book contact Helen Brady on 01382 740400 or email helenjbrady@nhs.net.