Heartstart Discovery will continue to offer their free two-hour emergency lifesaving training sessions to the public in April.
They will be running two courses in Perth with the first on the 8th and the second on the 29th both running from 10am until 12 noon.
Helen Brady, Heartstart Discovery Co-ordinator said, “We are delighted to be able to offer Heartstart sessions. 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.”
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. No medical knowledge is required in order to take part in the course and the skills learned may save a life.
The sessions cover:
- caring for an unconscious person who is breathing.
- caring for an unconscious person who is not breathing and performing CPR.
- awareness of defibrillators.
- how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how to deal with it.