Vital lifesaving skills taught free from Heartstart

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Heartstart Discovery is to run free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Dundee and Carnoustie in June.

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

There are still places available to the public during June.

The Carnoustie session is on June 23 and the Dundee session is on June 24 from 7 - 9pm.

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.

“You can make a difference.”

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