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Heartstart Discovery to Hold Session in Pitlochry Next Week

Heartstart Discovery will be running another round of free emergency life support courses in September with being held in Pitlochry next Friday, the 16th of September from 2pm till 4pm.

Participants are asked register for the sessions in advance due to the limited capacity at the venue where the sessions will be held.

Heartstart Discovery Co-ordinator Helen Brady,  said, “We are delighted to be able to offer Heartstart sessions again. Emergency life support skills really do help to 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. Please come along as you can make a difference. You really can save a life.”

No medical knowledge is needed to take part in the free sessions which will teach the participants skills that may save the life of a family member or someone close to them.

Emergency life support is a set of action needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives and will boost their chances of survival.

During the sessions participants will be taught how to care for an unconscious person who is breathing, and how to care for one who is not breathing including how to perform CPR.

They will also be taught defibrillator awareness and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and the actions to take.

Alongside the session in Pitlochry, Heartstart will also be running a session in Perth on Saturday, 24th of September from 10am till 12pm.  

Training sessions can also be arranged by request for groups, organisations and club. For more information and to register for one of these courses contact Helen Brady via phone on 01382 740400 or via email at helen.brady@nhs.scot.

You can also find out information or contact Heartstart Discovery through their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HeartstartDiscovery 

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