Free NHS life saving courses on offer

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NHS TAYSIDE are offering people in Angus the opportunity to learn how to help in an emergency for free.

The courses will run later this month and teach members of the public how to perform Emergency Life Support.

This is a set of actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives and gives the casualty the best possible chance of survival.

This could include caring for an unconscious person who is breathing, or if they are not breathing performing CPR.

Participants will also learn to recognise the signs of a heart attack and what to do, how to help someone who is choking or bleeding badly.

No prior medical knowledge is required for the free course and it only takes two hours to learn the skills to save a life. It is worth remembering that it is very likely that the person you may be helping will be a family member or someone close to you.

Courses will run in Arbroath, 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on November 30 and in Dundee on November 21, between 7 and 9 p.m.

Training sessions can also be arranged, on request, for groups, organisations and clubs. For further details and to register for a course call Helen Brady on 01382 740400, or e-mail helenjbrady@nhs.net.